"New Pentagon Effort Targets Illicit Wildlife Trade"

"U.S. troops heading to Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be trained to confront a new enemy, the trade in products made from endangered animals.

Designed by a conservation group and backed by $50,000 from the Pentagon, the campaign will teach soldiers to be wary when shopping for clothes, blankets and other items that might be made from endangered or threatened species like the snow leopard, sand cat, and Asiatic black bear."

Dina Fine Maron reports for Greenwire March 16, 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010