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Ten Things not to buy for Christmas

The WWF releases its list of Ten Things not to buy for Christmas. Well-written article, nicely lays out the case for conservation of specific species.

The list:

1. Beluga Caviar

sample defence: If buying, buy carefully. While nothing is more evocative of luxury than black caviar, be aware that the sturgeon of the Caspian Sea could face extinction due to unsustainable and illegal plunder for their roe. Purchase caviar only from shops, only in sealed jars and, most importantly of all, make sure the jar or tin is sealed with a CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) label.

2. Tigers/Tiger products
3. Ivory products
4. Turtle shell products
5. Shahtoosh scarf, woven from hair of Tibetan antelope
6. Coral products
7. Crocodile skin and snake skin products
8. Cod
9. Cactus
10. Electrical items

Read the whole thing.
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