Wildlife for Sale

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Date(s) - January 21, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hartley Public Library

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Who would imagine that African frogs or spiny dogfish might hold the key to new antibiotics or that extracts from glowing jellyfish would help prevent heart attacks?  For thousands of years humans have used plants, animals and other organisms to treat everything from common colds to strokes.  The growing use of wildlife in human medicines is one example of dilemmas facing wildlife trade around the world.  The use of creatures for luxury items or for pets also affects the planet’s biodiversity.

It is time once again for the annual winter library series partnership between your local library and your county conservation board!  During the months of January through March, the O’Brien County Naturalist visits your local library bringing a touch of nature to your community.

“Wildlife for Sale” will be the first of the series presented on Wednesday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hartley Library.  Join the naturalist for a fascinating look at the topic of wildlife trade.  A stunning sample of confiscated animal trade items will also be on display.stop_illegal_trade_tiger_17112