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How Do We Solve a Problem Like Wildlife Trade?

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An illegally trafficked tiger skull and pelt. Ryan Moehring / USFWS

By John R. Platt

When it comes to solving problems related to wildlife trade, there are an awful lot of "sticky widgets."


That's what Eli Weiss, founder of the WildiZe Foundation and host of the "Our Wild World" podcast, calls some of the most pressing issues related to legal and illegal wildlife trafficking. These big questions — which often have no easy answers — include the fate of the nearly extinct vaquita, the future of farmed rhinos, the hidden threat to giraffes, and potential new roles for (and threats to) the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

We discussed these issues — and a whole lot more — in a wide-ranging conversation on the podcast that aired Nov. 4. Check it out below:

Reposted with permission from The Revelator.

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