Are ball pythons being traded out of existence?

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Are ball pythons being traded out of existence

A study published in Nature Conservation showed that ball pythons were the most traded CITES-listed live animal. Traders export them legally from Africa for onward sale as exotic pets. Their trade is backed by a belief system that these animals are not sentient and incapable of feeling emotions or pain. But this is not true…. Read more »

How is Madagascar – One of The Most Biodiverse Regions on Earth – Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Madagascar affected by COVID-19

For a long time, Madagascar has been an economically poor and politically unstable nation. When President Andry Rajoelina assumed office in January 2019, he envisioned a transformation for the country. One of the biggest sources of revenue for the government would have been tourism. How has the pandemic impacted Madagascar’s economy? By using Madagascar’s biodiversity,… Read more »

How is COVID-19 impacting endangered species in South East Asia?

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COVID-19 impacting endangered species

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a wave of uncertainties for not just humans but several wild animals too. Rural communities have started experiencing the effects of an economic slowdown. As a result, poaching and illegal wildlife trade may begin to rise. At Animal Club, we had predicted this as one of the impacts of the… Read more »

COVID-19- What are the impacts of it on Wildlife Policies in China

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Wildlife Management Policies in China

The COVID-19 outbreak reinforces the need for a transformation in our economic and regulatory policies. As countries around the world try to fight the disease, we have realized the need to step towards a less consumptive model. It was found that reasons for the COVID-19 pandemic were interconnected with an accelerated ecosystem degradation and poor… Read more »