Rampant consumption of hippo teeth combined with incomplete trade records imperil threatened hippo populations

Global wildlife trade is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was established to regulate this trade, but inadequate monitoring may facilitate or lead to unsustainable levels of exploitation. A recent study by the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) examined the case of hippo teeth and revealed discordance in trade volumes declared between importers and exporters - a scenario that could threaten the survival of the species.

Rampant consumption of hippo teeth combined with incomplete trade records imperil threatened hippo populations

Global wildlife trade is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was established to regulate ...

Wed 4 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Hippos in danger because of desire for their teeth

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Thu 5 Oct 17 from FOXNews

Hippos could be threatened with extinction due to demand for their teeth

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Tue 10 Oct 17 from Inhabitat

Trade in silky and thresher sharks now to be strictly regulated

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Thu 5 Oct 17 from Mongabay.com

Schrodingerís Hippopotamus

Your pearly whites gleam in the midday sun, But soon your eyes will close and you will sleep; There will be no dreams behind your ... Read more

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Rampant consumption of hippo teeth

Investigators have examined the case of hippo teeth and revealed discordance in trade volumes declared between importers and exporters -- a scenario that could threaten the survival of the species. ...

Wed 4 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

Rampant consumption of hippo teeth, Wed 4 Oct 17 from Eurekalert

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