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it's remember you have to find it between the wyatts. literature just a 100 german streets. first thing at school in the. first clueless. and then doris grand moment arrives join the arena tango on her journey. you know we're going to return to. the ring in turn returns home. welcome to global 3000 today we start with some alarming news according to the latest report by the world biodiversity council up to 1000000 plant and animal species are at risk of extinction the main causes are habitat loss environmental
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pollution and as well as the illegal wildlife trade. every year millions of live wild animals are shipped and flown across the world a growing number being sold online some are in demand as exotic pets others are sold for their body parts such as ivory for souvenirs. snake skin for the fashion industry. or fins and scales for use in traditional medicine. to trade in protected species is illegal but very lucrative every year the business turns over an estimated $20000000000.00 organized along mafia like lines wildlife crime has grown into one of the world's biggest alysa trades after narcotics arm sales and human trafficking. one shy creature is particularly
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valuable on the market the pangolin the only mammal with scales that's what makes this and these are so valuable even though it scales are made of keratin just like fingernails are hair. one kilo pangolin scales is worth a $1000.00 on the black market. in asia especially in china and vietnam pangolin scales are used in traditional medicine the animals meat is also a sought after delicacy. pangolin is the most trafficked mammal in the world even though sales of all species are globally banned by the convention on international trade in endangered species or sites. it regulates global trade in more than $36000.00 plants species including many threatened by extinction like the bangalow . new animals are regularly added to the list and the trade in already protected species is further restricted or prohibited.
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for several years there have been many applications to protect species that are in demand as exotic pets but the fashions keep changing. reptiles have always been highly popular such as pythons from malaysia choices from kenya and lizards from mexico buyers in the u.s. and the european union are the biggest purchasers of live reptiles many of the traded animals die on route or through improper handling by their owners tackling this predatory business is a tough undertaking. online trade is particularly difficult to control. at the same time government bans on the trade of a domestic species often don't achieve much once the animal is smuggled out of the country it can be sold elsewhere if there is no international. and only
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a few countries have an import ban on wild animals. ultimately it all comes down to the buyers if demand falls then the business will no longer be worthwhile. the international fund for animal welfare conducted research into wildlife cyber crime in germany france and russia over a period of 6 weeks they found nearly $12000.00 protected wildlife specimens for sale including their body parts all worth around full 1000000 u.s. dollars. germany was the main market for them 4 times a year the city of hama hosts the reptile fair when many such sales take place. getting ready for europe's largest reptile trade. an event where journalists are not welcome. i think realistically they're not going to go to war.
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but the research that led us here. started at a computer. the illegal wildlife trade is the world's 4th largest criminal industry and experts say it flourishes online. in germany most wildlife offered online is a live animal particularly reptiles some are protected under international law because their populations are threatened. how easy is it for people like me the content of title from a tortoise to find animals for sale. or most adults we saw pointed to a reptile trade called the terrorist occur in the small german city of homs the takes place 4 times a year if you do not visit here we met
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a biologist from animal rights organization pro wildlife to talk us through what we've found online because many species we saw for sale are protected under international law or a native to countries where the export is banned in one place a few areas by a complain that the reptiles he'd ordered didn't arrive as expected with. this crocodiles weren't sent in any kind of appropriate container but just in the box without any protection. and they were dead by the time they arrived. here you can see that animals weren't treated like animals but were treated merely as goods. that the while wildlife trade online it's often legal cases like this show the dark side of these poorly regulated markets. on line trade is a big problem a huge range of sleaziness committee made available to everyone. anyone can post an
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ad that's. unbelievable range of species are on offer and anyone can buy them sight unseen. very often the animals are sent by post or bought at reptile an animal trade fairs. even before the terroristic of hazard. animals are already changing hands. it's a more diverse crowd than the clientele i'd seen on large families with children people chatting and drinking beer teenagers. but inside it's the animals but crap you're right. many reptiles were visibly distressed scratching against the sides of their containers and trying to escape. some were
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kept in small empty boxes even though the terroristic a guidelines require animal boxes to contain hiding places. the price tags reached into the thousands of ury's. where is this from. asia they come from sri lanka. species like this critically endangered peacock truncheon the with mostly described as captive bred not 12 imports but verifying this is tricky but the bae is under 30 days once an animal has arrived in the e.u. it can be legally traded even if it was smuggled out of its home country. and. in germany lawmakers have simply failed to protect animals that are protected in their home countries where. the law here doesn't recognize that these animals are
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protected abroad and doesn't ban people from trading them. some animals brought to the terrorists to cut a traded away from the eyes of officials the terroristic organizers did not respond to a request. comment they guidelines require traders comply with german law but with deals taking place in car parks and under tables policing this is another matter. after the fair we showed off footage to pro wildlife who identified protected species for sale and told us a legal gray zone and that's unregulated animal trade thrive. or how to conduct a thorough sri lanka court. we've noticed in the past that shortly before the trade fair and harm the number of online ads increases dramatically and very often the parties agree that that's where the trade will take place.
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most adverts we saw in leading to the terrorists were inclosed facebook groups facebook refused multiple requests for comment but did delete some groups off we contacted them with screenshots of suspicious animals many more groups are still locked in. their heads as well or is it really will grow and. yeah and tech companies face the challenges of policing the wildlife trade. and do much erase struggles to keep sales of ivory out of its market but animal welfare groups told us they haven't found live animals that. you know it's not like in a social network where you have closed user groups that you can enter by invitation only that's not happening on e bay so anyone can check any time any listing that is listed on the right and that is for bad actors of course like
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a big risk i was surprised by how little weight domestic laws carry internationally and how that means protected animals slipped through legal cracks what was most surprising was how easy a beginner can find animals online. and pick them up without supervision. this week in global ideas we head to the peruvian jungle. tanya blue to travel to eat to meet conservationists working to protect threatened species from extinction. she chose is inaccessible by road you can only get there by plane or boat the peruvian city with 400000 inhabitants is tucked away in the middle of the amazonian rain forest the people of the rain forest are only allowed to hunt for themselves and their families in peru commercial wildlife hunting is banned and yet it's possible to buy all sorts of
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endangered wildlife live or freshly cooked at the famous billette market. i recently took to a form a wildlife trader and i said well at least there's less illegal trade of bush meat and she said we just don't let the public figure these days when someone says they want something specific then he makes sure to hide it away in his home. sparrow has lived in the ketones for 30 years she runs a refuge for threatened species at the market in the end she buys fruit and vegetables for animals the jungle surrounding it ketosis has been over hunted these days the wild animals killed by poachers are very young. thank you that is a tiny cayman on the table and you can see how small it is dead of course probably 2 or 3 months old it's terrible but people buy something like that. the animals are often killed before they've had a chance to reproduce species are dying out. this is gosling i don't even know
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what sort of me today is. that it's not just such a vaca that's even worse that's tapir which is threatened with extinction and. as to being very young because tapir grow to quite a 5 they can weigh up to 300 kilos but the problem is they don't begin to reproduce until 6 or 7. she's in a hurry the animals are waiting for feeding time. this is the western port of the keep those. across the rio niger part of a culture. founded 24 years ago as a butterfly sanctuary her refuge is in the middle of the jungle. today's because she was an animal orphanage is also home to threaten birds and mammals they live here in conditions that are species appropriate. this jaguars lived here
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since it was a cop when the legal traders simply threw it away. it was in a wooden crate tied with bob wire and it was thrown into the water in the harbor here by someone who was trading illegally with indigenous people and selling all sorts of animals but he didn't sell the jaguar and it couldn't even stand on its feet any male. a jaguar requires a diet made of up to 7 percent red meat for it suffers kidney damage. let us in from jack you is our endangered because they're losing their habitat the lowness both the male and the female of the species needs 50 square kilometers to itself to find what it needs to feed on but nowadays there are too many streets and pipelines and they don't want to cross them. unstick lots of those lost at the market in by then trade or sell slabs of tab or meat better has tappers and or animal sanctuary. to board
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a ship bolo was seized by the environmental police because tourists had reported seeing him he was held on a float in the river as an attraction his keek has only gave him leftovers to eat so he was suffering from a damaged liver. but he made a good recovery he was still striped when he 1st arrived when tapped as a young they look like wild boar even though they're a completely different species that actually most closely related to horses yeah the. tough years need to live in areas with a good source of water these animals managed to survive the ice age but within just 15 years humans have made them an endangered species and could be too was a visitors can take tours that raise awareness of the choppiness plight a total of $55.00 monkeys live here including 10 bald or carries their population is also declining rapidly in south america. while the monkeys meanwhile make
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popular pets. me feel like when a monkey is sold commercially the trade is kill its mother so that it's. this one his name is kind still has 3 bullets in his arm you can feel them but there's no need for an operation so they shoot the mama and then they sell the infant when they arrive they're in a terrible state that malnourished dehydrated they often have broken bones they've often suffered foals when their mother was shot. back in mickey joe's. the amazon rescue center works on species conservation rescuing various threatened animals that are vital to the ecosystem including manichees a marine mammal sometimes known as the sea. in monotheists that's been minute teaser of the largest mammals in the amazon. the least well known field on the field when we began our work here 80 percent of the end have
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a chance that he ketosis were completely unfamiliar with this species. maybe manatee would end up in their fishing nets and people would keep them as pets . but then the manatees will you die in captivity. the amazon rescue center is the only place in the world where rescued manatees are raised and then released back into the wild they take a lot of looking after the calves need to be fed every 2 hours for the 1st 2 years there are lactose intolerant so they're given a special milk imported from the u.s. one man costs the center $10000.00 per year the animals have a gentle trusting nature. but. hunters kill down when they come up from here or by sticking it wouldn't have exact their snouts a terrible death for a beautiful good natured creature that plays an important role in the ecosystem
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that is. once the manatees are weaned off milk they can start to eat aquatic lettuce. manatees feed on aquatic vegetation like this here and other plants that cover the surface of the river. and the places where the manatees have died out this vegetation starts to proliferate and the inhabitants suffer because they have less fish and they can no longer go out on their boats because of all the plant growth clogging up the water. the rain forest is a vast buy otoh if its natural balance is threatened it has consequences for wildlife and inhabitants in the whole region. rhinoceros horn is highly prized especially in asia one kilo can fetch up to $60000.00 u.s. dollars on the black market meanwhile the rhino itself pains with its life over the
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last few years poachers have killed an average of 3 rhinos every day. today there are believed to be only around $29400.00 rhinoceros left worldwide but thanks to tough conservation measures there's hope in south africa more than $1200.00 rhinos were poached in 2013 last year just over hoffa's many and elsewhere to the efforts of animal activists to paying off. their safety here in this century it covers 70 square kilometers and is sponsored by the rhino from. the southern white rhinoceros has been wiped out in other parts of uganda but here 24 of them roam the savanna and what learns. raymond o.p.o. is trying to find one for us. the ranger sometimes has to trek far into the bush to
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track one down. finally we catch a glimpse of her baby. girl. the gestation period for the species is 18 months. we have to be cautious rhino mothers off for russia sent a fence about a young. lawyer. who is like mother like daughter the mother is the same character the mother only he had just a small stick breaking she is very a lot she's already facing that area. that action that is what who is who is a no nonsense lady. and i think she would attack 3 rhinos cross our path the driver's getting a little nervous. which is just. the safest move when you see a rhino is to freeze that it understands you don't represent
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a threat. but when it's due and. we can continue. about 90 rangers work here and you jeanette is in charge she's been running the rhino from since 2008 and has brought a lot of new staff on board. the number of animals in the sanctuary has almost doubled under her direction while the situation on the run is a new guy if for a long time there was a short period maybe in the 917980 s. where rhinos were pretty secure and then that poaching spot the problem is it doesn't just spike in one country it's parks all over poachers have been killed any animals in the sanctuary the rhino fund has been breeding them have 18 years now the 1st was brought in from kenya others from various zoos.
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went out in the bush among the rhinos it's important to remain quiet walkie talkies can make the rhinos restless. the ranges observe the animals behavior during the day and at night documenting where they graze sleep and wonder. the data shared with researchers and zoos all over the world. martin look hero is more involved with the rhinos than he is with his own family and he sees them twice a year the trainers are my 2nd home owners the island being my school fees and the other one and from my family's keeping them safe and free. the rhino fund is financed largely by tourists who come here from around the globe the sanctuary is one of the few places they have a chance to see rhinos in a natural habitat. we've been all over africa western
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africa and southern africa and the rhino is the one thing that we've not seen so anywhere would have been looking for the big 5 we seen them with the the rhino had just defeated us so this looked like the one opportunity to be able to see them. the rhinos the only safe in the sanctuary because so many rangers work at ramit o.p.o. explains that strategy. i think he's brought a successful up to date because of the when you get around we walk and you come when you go around and for this kind of project to stand there must be food is the community reporter cannot come from china and india in a way in portugal minus right where yeah we have to use the local people and the local people are you offering if you give the best you know they're not going to vote. in 4 months that. and that includes the farmers in the area.
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they're allowed to graze that cattle in the sanctuary up to 40 animals each day. try to. help us to raise. if they have enough rest we head up to the un was to increase the amount of milk and the children in the area can now also attend school it's financed by the rhino fund. the rangers regularly come to talk to the kids about the run as and explain why they're so important to you all of you know watching. what rhinos have on their head. how when to hold to. right is use their home to protect themselves how do they they fight using their home if the enemy comes they will use their home and fight do you know that when we started here. people
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within this area they were like it's fine to kill an animal to kill a wild animal it is fine to do anything to their wild cutting trees it was fine for them and when we came to be here it was a big tug of war to get the grass root person to understand why was she to. raymond spends a lot of time out on patrol he hopes that one day rhinos will again be able to live free without need of protection it will happen that the right isn't go back into wild in uganda but do we need. a very affluent for that and also we need people are very much committed in conservation and my dream is to see the rhine is being called back into the national park and multiplying in numbers in the national park of uganda. but that will take at least 20 to 30 more years. only
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then will the organization have bred so many southern white rhinos that some can be released from the sanctuary to roam free in uganda's national parks. that's all from global 3000 this week don't forget me really love hearing from me they do write to us at global 3000 d.w. dot com. take cash.
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