Sweeping extent of global trade in wild animals revealed

Watching a helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) swoop through the canopy of a tropical forest sits atop the bucket list of many bird lovers. The prodigious bird cuts a striking silhouette against the sky with its bulging casque fused to its beak. But the swiftly accelerating demand, especially in China, for baubles carved from the ivory-like […]

Sweeping extent of global trade in wild animals revealed

Nature, Published online: 07 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02978-7Comprehensive study of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles finds that nearly one-fifth of vertebrates ...

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Nature News

World wildlife trade affects one in five species, says report

More than 5,500 species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are bought and sold on the worldwide animal market, a volume that is around 50 percent higher than earlier estimates, a study ...

Thu 3 Oct 19 from Phys.org

Global wildlife trade higher than was thought

At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.

Thu 3 Oct 19 from BBC News

Humans may be trading far more species of wildlife than we thought

Estimates based on two wildlife databases suggest 5000 species are traded around the world, with larger, more distinctive animals most at risk

Thu 3 Oct 19 from Newscientist

Around one-fifth of all animal species are involved in legal or illegal trade

We're all being very productive here on Earth aren't we?

Fri 4 Oct 19 from ZME Science

International wildlife trade sweeps across ‘tree of life,’ study finds

Watching a helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) swoop through the canopy of a tropical forest sits atop the bucket list of many bird lovers. The prodigious bird cuts a striking silhouette against ...

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Mongabay.com

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