Patrick Brown: Trading to Extinction (signed)

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The book is one of the most comprehensive photographic documents on the wildlife trade, spanning more than 10 years and offering a rare view into this illicit business. It is a shocking tale of cruelty, crime and human greed. This is an industry which, like the drugs trade, is fuelled by money, and whose tentacles encircle the world, from the remote forests of Asia to the trafficking hubs of Beijing, Bangkok, London, Tokyo and New York.

A poacher who kills a rhino and removes its horn in India gets $350. That same horn sells for $1,000 in a nearby market town. By the time it reaches Hong Kong, Beijing or the Middle East, the horn is worth $60,000 per kilogram, rivalling the street value of cocaine, and even the price of gold. Tiger bones are worth up to $700 per kilo. Meanwhile the price of ivory is increasing so rapidly that some people are buying it as an investment commodity. The numbers are truly staggering.

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title

Trading to Extinction

photographer

Patrick Brown

text

Ben Davis

design

SMITH

publisher

Dewi Lewis Publishing

ISBN

9781907893513

year

2014

binding

cloth hardcover

size

22,5 x 30 cm

pages

168

illustrations

115

language

English

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