The Far-Reaching Effects of the Illegal or Unsustainable Wildlife Trade

The illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade (IUWT)1 has grown at a global level and, if left unchecked, presents serious negative impacts on not only species and ecosystems but also on the wellbeing of humanity from a variety of fronts. A review carried out by a team of international stakeholders and supported by, among others, the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, looked at the true cost of IUWT and issued a warning to humanity.

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