Flora and fauna
· Tropical Forests
· Temperate Forests
· Sub-alpine forests
· Alpine scrubs
Why are these animals endangered?
How much money do the poachers make?
However, the irony is that the compounds that are found in a rhino's horn, a bear's gall bladder and musk deer's musk can be synthesized in laboratories for a cheaper price and in a more pure form. There is no need to kill these beautiful animals.
According to Image Nepal (Vol. 13, No. 8, Dec. 1994), a fur coat made of 12 jungle cats costs US$ 500, the skin of an endangered clouded leopard US$600, a tiger skin rug with its stuffed head US$10,000 in the underground market of Nepal. The bones of a tiger can fetch up to US$ 5,000 in pharmacies in Hongkong or Taiwan.
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