Publisher Name: WWF International
Place of Publication: Avenue du Mont-Blanc CH-1196 Gland Switzerland
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.
|Keyword(s):||climate changes | ecosystem impacts | species loss | wildlife trade|
Environmental Policy Collection
License: Public Domain