Joining Forces to Address the Threat of Wildlife Trafficking


A pygmy slow loris looks at the camera with wide eyes, with the museum podcast logo overlaid on top.

Some animals may be too popular for their own good—whether it’s doe-eyed slow lorises, nocturnal primates often sold as pets, or pangolins prized for meat or medicine. Despite increased enforcement, a profitable market continues to threaten these and other endangered species. Museum conservation biologist Mary Blair, who is working with colleagues to understand the dynamics of illegal wildlife trade, suggests that biologists need to team up with economists and anthropologists to better understand and address wildlife trafficking.



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