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Asiatic Black Bear rescued from a bear bile farm in Vietnam. Despite the name, bear bile farms in Vietnam do not breed bears but rely on illegal capture from the wild. © Chris R. Shepherd | Monitor

Unbearable: The Illegal Trade in Asian Bear Species

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The Green Gazette, 8 September 2019 By Dr. Chris R. Shepherd and Lalita Gomez The illegal trade of wildlife is ravaging our planet of life and diversity. Myriad species are drawing ever closer to extinction as we exploit them for food, medicine, pets, ornaments, leather, fashion, and even good luck charms. Poaching wildlife for trade now rivals habitat destruction as …

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Tokay Gecko (c) Christian Gloor

Millions of Tokay Geckos Are Taken From the Wild Each Year. International Protection Could Help Save Them

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Indonesia raised its captive and export quotas for this over-exploited species, just as new international regulations are about to be discussed. https://therevelator.org/tokay-gecko-trafficking-protection/  August 14, 2019 – by Chris R. Shepherd, Vincent Nijman and Jordi Janssen A popular reptile often found in pet stores is also one of the most heavily traded wildlife species on the planet — perhaps even more than …