Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wildlife for sale: affected species and trade routes in Peru

Wildlife for sale: affected species and trade routes in Peru
The Peruvian regions where wildlife is most trafficked are Loreto, Ucayali, Madre de Dios, Puno and Tumbes. There is a shortage of rescue centers for animals recovered from traffickers. Illegal traffickers want animals by any means necessary, even if they are endangered or if they suffer in transit. A considerable percentage of these species are vulnerable to extinction, either due to habitat loss or poaching.

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