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    Watch out – it may be endangered

    It can be difficult to reverse trends: once we develop a taste for something, it can be hard to give it up. And if the deterioration of a species isn’t...

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    Precious and quietly endangered

    Rhinos, tigers, elephants – these are the iconic creatures that spring to mind whenever we think about illegal wildlife trafficking. And the attention given to these so-called “charismatic species” is...

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    Endangered species in traditional medicine

    Rhino are the most famous animals that are poached for traditional medicine – purported to relieve fever and high blood pressure, convulsions, circulatory problems and kidney conditions. Water buffalo horn...

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    Non-stop activism

    Last week 20-year old Carmen Monges from Paraguay was awarded the WWF International President's Award 2014, which recognizes and encourages young people committed to the conservation of nature. We caught...

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    Wild remedies at work

    The Sutherlandia frutescens, a South African traditional herbal medicine used on HIV/AIDS patients to treat wasting from HIV symptoms and to boost the immune system, is believed by practitioners to...

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    Disappearing medicines

    Imagine going to your local pharmacy for medicines you regularly depend upon and finding that there's nothing left. That's what's happening with Ayurvedic medicine. Recently, the Botanical Survey of India...

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    Deadly myths

    In 2011, wildlife conservation organizations noticed a massive spike in the poaching of rhinos around the world, leading to the extinction or near-extinction of the Javan rhino, Africa's western black...

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    The traditional medicine cabinet

    People have used animals and plants for medicinal purposes since time immemorial, and some of these ancient traditions – such as India's Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and Greco-Arab Unani medicine,...

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    Wild champions

    “What can I do about it? Who will listen to me?” You CAN make a difference and add you voice to halting the illegal wildlife trade. You won’t be alone...

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    Why we trade wildlife

    TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. And it seeks to answer...

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