Brazil Cracks Down On Illegal Wildlife Trade

France242012-05-01:                      AFP – Blue-and-yellow macaws from Amazonia, green parrots, monkeys, turtles, anacondas and pumas: wild animal trafficking is a very lucrative business that spares no species in Brazil, including those facing extinction. “According to our estimates, 38 million wild animals, 80 percent of them birds, are poached from the forest every year in Brazil and nearly 90 percent died during transport,” said Rauff Lima, a spokesman for the non-governmental organization Renctas (National Network to Fight…                  more »

 

 

PARROTS BEING SOLD AT BIORESEARCH PET SHOP LOCATED IN MEGAMALL , MANDALUYONG CITY PHILIPPINES. PHOTO TAKEN : SEPTEMBER 5 , 2008Photo: WN

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