Wildlife
Wildlife

As exemplified in the tuna-dolphin and shrimp-turtle cases described above, the most visible—and sympathetic—victims of environmental problems caused by globalization are animals. Animals are faced with a host of threats from human economic activities, including the degradation of their ecosystems as a whole and the direct extinction of tens of thousands of species. In this section, we describe two threats related most closely to international trade, while other threats are covered in detail in following sections.

 

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