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Globalisation’s dark side: how shoppers consume threatened species

The tide of globalisation drives development, providing jobs and much needed dollars. But development and trade consumes local biodiversity, much of it in the iconic biodiversity hotspots of tropical countries. Shoppers in developed countries purchase the goods developing countries produce, thus consuming biodiversity assets from faraway places. Unsurprisingly, North America, Japan and the EU reap […] … learn more→