18 Sep '12, 4am

Wildlife trade bans may be worsening trafficking of some species, argues paper

Wildlife trade bans may be worsening trafficking of some species, argues paper

Rebuttal: Slaughtering farmed-raised tigers won't save tigers (11/18/2010) A recent interview with Kirsten Conrad on how legalizing the tiger trade could possibly save wild tigers sparked off some heated reactions, ranging from well-thought out to deeply emotional. While, we at mongabay.com were not at all surprised by this, we felt it was a good idea to allow a critic of tiger-farming and legalizing the trade to officially respond. The issue of tiger conservation is especially relevant as government officials from tiger range states and conservationists from around the world are arriving in St. Petersburg to attend next week's World Bank 'Tiger Summit'. The summit hopes to reach an agreement on a last-ditch effort to save the world's largest cat from extinction. Would legalizing the trade in tiger parts save the tiger? (11/15/2010) Just the mention of the idea is enough t...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0917-conrad-tcs-wildlife-tr...

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