on 24 April 2009
I've purchased "Animal Investigators" after reading a good review on "New Scientist" magazine, and I have to say that it's an excellent read. It opens your eyes on something which is "invisible" for all of us - provided we don't work in wildlife protection, of course - and it affects the world on a huge scale. Millions of animals of protected species are traded each year around the world. If they are not directly killed to obtain products as "Chinese medicine" remedies or ornaments, the majority of the ones which are "hiddenly" transported dies for the bad conditions of transport. The US Congress in 2008 said that this illegal practices are threatening of extinction some species. And there is so little "social alarm" that the enforcers of law have to struggle with lack of funding and of personnell. REading this book will show you how a bunch of science experts fight all this. And improve the world: our world.