argylesock says… This is a controversial topic. I think that my fellow blogger Rory Young knows what he’s talking about. What do you think?
Answer by Rory Young:
The argument for the limited trade in endangered species products is that the money generated will be put back into the protection and management of the endangered species in question.
The obvious first question is whether or not the money does go into the protection of the endangered species.
There has been some controversy over this. There are many examples of countries claiming they need the money generated for conservation and then are shown to be doing nothing for the animals.
As a rule of thumb, countries who’s revenue from their wildlife areas goes into the central treasury tend not to whilst countries who’s revenues from wildlife related incomes do tend to put the money
It is important to look at the successes and failures of this policy in the past.
One of the biggest successes of allowing trade in an endangered species is the Nile…
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