The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade Is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin
The plight of tigers, elephants, and rhinoceroses have all received a lot of attention in the press in recent years, as all have become increasingly threatened by the world wildlife trade. But the trade, which is worth something around $20 billion a year, involves far more species than just that trio. Strange birds, rare reptiles, exotic fish, and everything in between are all illegally harvested and traded worldwide. In fact, the most commonly trafficked mammal isn’t a tiger or rhino, but the pangolin, as discussed in a great, deep article by Monga Bay:
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- by Derek Mead

The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade Is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin

The plight of tigers, elephants, and rhinoceroses have all received a lot of attention in the press in recent years, as all have become increasingly threatened by the world wildlife trade. But the trade, which is worth something around $20 billion a year, involves far more species than just that trio. Strange birds, rare reptiles, exotic fish, and everything in between are all illegally harvested and traded worldwide. In fact, the most commonly trafficked mammal isn’t a tiger or rhino, but the pangolin, as discussed in a great, deep article by Monga Bay:

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- by Derek Mead

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