Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Threat to Environmental Biosecurity, Biodiversity, Human Health and Wellbeing

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) directly threatens tens of thousands of species. It is critical that it is taken seriously in order to safeguard our environmental assets and provide resilient landscapes for our unique flora and fauna. Here, we provide an infographic of IWT including: what it is, how bad is it, why can't we stop it, and solutions.

By Phill Cassey, Talia Wittmann, Adam Toomes, Oliver C. Stringham in Report

March 1, 2020

Posted on:
March 1, 2020
1 minute read, 9 words
conservation invasive species disease biosecurity wildlife trade illegal wildlife trade
See Also:
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Challenges and perspectives on tackling illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade