Urge Brazilian lawmakers to protect wildlife from hunting and trading
Brazil's many wildlife species have been largely protected from hunting and trading by Brazilian law. Now, in the face of rapid deforestation and poaching, Brazilian lawmakers want to introduce a law that would open the country to the hunting, commercial breeding and trading of wild animals.
Both hunting and the wildlife trade can cause great harm to wildlife by putting a price tag on species and allowing poachers to disguise their contraband as legal wildlife parts. As the most biodiverse country in the world and home to critical habitats such as the Amazon Rainforest, it is imperative that the country protects its wildlife.