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Conservation and trade in exotc species

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Twinnie, 16 May 2010.

  1. Twinnie

    Twinnie Member

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    What are peoples opinions of the movement in conservation and the trade of exotic animals in this country

    How do you think the exotic pet trade affectes the conservation efforts within the coutries where these animals are often taken from. Pleas elet me know
    Any opinions are welcome :)
     
  2. ZYBen

    ZYBen Well-Known Member

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    The sustainable use of any animal ensures the survival of the species, Crocodiles in New Guinea, African Hoofstock, are all sustainable use sucess stories
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    ah, but the (wild-caught) exotic pet trade is very rarely performed in a sustainable manner
     
  4. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    Does anyone else think this sounds like an school or university essay/homework question?
     
  5. procyonlotor

    procyonlotor Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it does.

    Interestingly, removing frogs from the wild for the pet trade, despite having a negative impact on the wild populations can actually help zoos and conservationists work on conservation techniques.

    Some species of frog are notoriously hard to breed in captivity due to the various environmental cues, and sometimes it is hobbyists who can help provide some of the answers.

    Not that I agree with talking animals from the wild to keep them in a glass tank without natural stimuli for some enthusiast to stare at. Quite the opposite.
     
  6. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    A very valid point.

    Just to balance the argument:

    It is believed that the global trade in the African Clawed Frog (taken from the wild in large numbers), resulted in the spread of Chytrid fungus which has been the cause of so many frog species ending up on the endangered species lists.

    Hix
     
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