Wildlife Trade Symposium: Evolving Perspectives on the Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products

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Video recordings from the Wildlife Trade Symposium: Evolving Perspectives on the Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products, Oxford, 25-27 September, 2017.
Behaviour: Civil Society
Language: EN - English
Country: UK

2017 WILDLIFE TRADE SYMPOSIUM: EVOLVING PERSPECTIVES ON THE DEMAND FOR ILLEGAL WILDLIFE PRODUCTS

The illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade is a major and growing threat to biodiversity, contributing to severe population declines. Annually, hundreds of millions of plants and animals are traded and derived into numerous products, consumed for different motivations and values, such as medicinal, food, gifting and cultural. Estimated to be worth $8-10 billon (excluding fish and timber), this is one of the highest valued illicit trade sectors in the world.