Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here’s how North America did it a century ago

For immediate release ‐ June 18, 2020

Contact: Roland Kays, Images available upon request

Tusks for sale in Old Town market in Feng Huang, China

It was a dark time for animals. Poaching was rampant. Wild birds and mammals were being slaughtered by the thousands. An out-of-control wildlife trade was making once-common animals hard to find and pushing rare species into extinction.

This is the story of North America a century ago, and of Asia today. But there was a surprise ending in America, and I believe there could be one in Asia.

Full article, by Head of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Biodiversity Lab, Roland Kays:


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