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About the Wildlife Trade

The fight to end rare-animal trafficking in Brazil
Biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira, a TED Senior Fellow, talks about her work helping to save birds and other animals stolen from the wild in Brazil. Once these animals are seized from smugglers, she asks, then what?
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Illegal wildlife trade is far more terrifying than just snakes on a plane
By Andrew Chambers, The Guardian
The Guardian's Andrew Chambers details the 6 billion pound a year wildlife trade.

Asia's Wildlife Trade
By Brian Christy, National Geographic
Journalist Brian Christy details the seedy underside of the wildlife trade and its most notorious dealer.

Wildlife trade creating "empty forest syndrome" across the globe
By Jeremy Hance,
Jeremy Hance talks about "empty forest syndrome" occurring because of the wildlife trade.

Wildlife Trafficking
By Charles Bergman, Smithsonian Magazine
Reporter Charles Bergman follows the lucrative, illicit and heartrending traffic in wildlife deep into Ecuador's rain forest.

Wildlife Trade Survey on the Bird Markets in Java (PDF Report)
By Profauna Indonesia
To study the wildlife trade in bird markets, ProFauna conducted a survey on the bird markets in Java between May and July 2009. The hub of wildlife trade is in Java, where almost every city has an animal market. Java is the centre of Indonesian government and economy.

Pirated Parrots (PDF Report)
By Profauna Indonesia
This report publishes the findings of an investigation launched by ProFauna Indonesia. It reveals the facts about parrot smuggling from Maluku, Indonesia to the Philippines and how these activities pose serious threats towards parrot conservation in the wild.

Wildlife Smuggling Boom Plaguing L.A.
By Stefan Lovgren, National Geographic News
Journalist Stefan Lovegren of National Geographic reports on the traffic of wildlife in Los Angeles.

The Illegal Parrot Trade in Mexico: A Comprehensive Assessment (PDF Report)
By Defenders of Wildlife
This study thoroughly details the threat posed by illegal trapping to Mexico's 22 parrot species and proposes comprehensive policy solutions. The conclusion reached is that only major reforms in laws, in law enforcement, and in the behaviour of the main players in the Mexican parrot trade - including the buying public - will restore these beautiful birds to stable populations in the wild.

Illegal Animal Trade Goes Online
By Rachael Metz,
Journalist Rachael Metz talks about a burgeoning issue: the wildlife trade online.

Parrot Smuggling Still a Global Problem
By Ann Michels, Species Survival Network
Ann Michels reports on the global problem of parrot smuggling.

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