As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tough laws to stop the trade of endangered wildlife 'not enough'

Date:May 3, 2015

Source:University of Oxford

Summary:Western conservation groups are seeking stricter law enforcement to tackle a trade in endangered wildlife, but a researcher warns that this is not a 'silver bullet' solution. He highlights the case of the Bali starling, where bringing in tougher laws back-fired -- only serving to make the bird more popular among the elite. He highlights how sometimes local people who know the realities on the ground get better results.

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