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Invertebrates as pets: The truth behind the trade

For some people, the idea of having tarantulas and scorpions living in their house is a nightmare; for others, keeping insects is a hobby and a passion. Guest post by Charlotte Lassaline from the Invasion Science and Wildlife Ecology Research Team at the University of Adelaide and Environment Institute. The collection of invertebrates is a pastime […]

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Timber guide launched to crack down on illegal trafficking

A new guide on the illegal timber trade has been released in a global effort to clamp down on timber trafficking crimes. The Best Practice Guide for Forensic and Timber Identification was prepared by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), with a substantial contribution from the Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt. Dr Dormontt is […]

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The devil within: the risk of illegal pet reptiles

Australia is in the midst of a biodiversity crisis, the threats of which are exacerbated by the illegal pet trade. Pablo Garcia Diaz talks us through the enormous biosecurity threat that is posed by the importation of illegal pet reptiles. The importation of exotic reptiles to Australia poses a threat to our biodiversity, the risks […]

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