Species Fact Sheet: Illegal and Unsustainable Wildlife Trade

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Each year, hundreds of millions of plants and animals are caught or harvested from the wild and then sold as food, pets, ornamental plants, leather, tourist curios, and medicine. While a great deal of this trade is legal and is not harming wild populations, a worryingly large proportion is illegal ? and threatens the survival of many endangered species. With over exploitation being the second-largest direct threat to many species after habitat loss, WWF is addressing illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade as a priority issue.

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Creation Date: 2006  
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Publisher Name: WWF International
Place of Publication: Avenue du Mont-Blanc CH-1196 Gland Switzerland
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  • Creation: 2006
  • Harvested: October 2010
Description:

Each year, hundreds of millions of plants and animals are caught or harvested from the wild and then sold as food, pets, ornamental plants, leather, tourist curios, and medicine. While a great deal of this trade is legal and is not harming wild populations, a worryingly large proportion is illegal ? and threatens the survival of many endangered species. With over exploitation being the second-largest direct threat to many species after habitat loss, WWF is addressing illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade as a priority issue.

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Keyword(s): climate changes | ecosystem impacts | species loss | wildlife trade
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Text
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