Biodiversity threat from illegal poaching

Biodiversity threat from illegal poaching

27/10/23

A recent article in The South China news reinforces concerns that FR-UK’s  founder Tracy Alexander has been highlighting for months.

A joint research team from the Sun Yat-sen University in southern China, and Princeton University and the University of Tennessee in the United States has identified that one-quarter of traded mammals globally hosted three-quarters of known zoonotic viruses. Their findings indicate that eight of the 16 most heavily hunted mammals are known to harbour zoonotic viruses.

You can read the full article here:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3239150/poaching-major-overlooked-threat-biodiversity-china-study-finds

 

King's College London - with analytical support from King's Forensics

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