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Online sales of threatened cacti point to the Internet as an open door for illegal trade

(Pensoft Publishers) International trade of wildlife on the Internet is highly unregulated and has become a threat for species survival. Threatened cacti are available on web sites and shipped across countries without any legal documents to certify their trade is not a menace to population viability in the wild. Is this ignorance or unwillingness to comply with regulations? Study published in the open access journal Nature Conservation reports on the activity and discusses assessment methods and solutions.
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