Tag: wildlife trade

March 8, 2018

Who’s smuggling what where? It’s complicated, research finds

From elephant ivory to caiman skin and caged parrots, the international wildlife trade traffics thousands of tropical products around the world and puts all kinds of species at risk. A...

February 28, 2018

New invasive species increase globally

The number of newly emerging alien species is increasing globally, according to new research. The study was part of a larger project in which a group of colleagues pulled together...

January 12, 2017

Shark fin cargo banned by Air China

Last week, Air China became the first airline in mainland China to ban cargo shipments of shark fins. Trade of shark fins is predominantly utilized for shark fin, or “fish...

Tiger skin
June 16, 2015

New Exhibit Highlights Poaching’s Toll on Wildlife

Consider this: Last year, more than 1,200 rhinoceroses were slaughtered for their horns; in 2013, 20,000 elephants were killed for their tusks and ivory; and in the last century, the...