Banning exotic leather in fashion hurts snakes and crocodiles in the long run

Banning exotic leather in fashion hurts snakes and crocodiles in the long run

We are all familiar with the concept of “fake news”: stories that are factually incorrect, but succeed because their message fits well with the recipient’s prior beliefs, write Biology’s Daniel Natusch and Professor Rick Shine with Charles Darwin University’s Grahame Webb in The Conversation.

Crocodile

We and our colleagues in conservation science warn that a form of this misinformation – so-called “feelgood conservation” – is threatening approaches for wild animal management that have been developed by decades of research.

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Photo by jonnathan rivas.

Published 29 March 2019.

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