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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Traffic 2006.

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    Place of Publication: Avenue du Mont-Blanc CH-1196 Gland Switzerland

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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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  • 2006

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  • October 2010

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  • Oct. 14, 2013, 10:54 a.m.

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Traffic. Species Fact Sheet: Illegal and Unsustainable Wildlife Trade, text, 2006; Avenue du Mont-Blanc CH-1196 Gland Switzerland. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc226608/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .