Buyer Beware, World Wildlife Federation

Nae's Nest —  February 20, 2013 — 1 Comment

This post is from WWF http://worldwildlife.org You walk into an antique store in New York City and see and intricately carved ivory tusk that the owner describes as “antique.” On a cruise to the Caribbean you see shelves full of coral jewelry and tortoise-shell accessories. On a business trip abroad you spy a tin of Russian caviar. Every day, we are faced with choices about the purchases we make—and those purchases can have a profound impact on wildlife. While many wildlife and plant products are sold legally around the world, there is also tremendous demand for illegal products made from endangered species. This demand feeds wildlife crime and devastates populations of elephants, marine turtles, rhinos and tigers, among other species. Most countries, including the United States, protect their native animals and plants under national laws and through CITES—a treaty signed by more than 170 nations to support sustainable trade in wildlife and plants while protecting endangered species. The U.S. provides even stronger protections for animals like marine mammals, elephants, and wild birds. If a country bans the sale or export of a species, it cannot legally be imported into the U.S. For more information and photographs see: http://worldwildlife.org/pages/buyer-beware

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