Vanishing Victuals

Asia's endangered species are being ravaged by rising demand. Just a few of the animals targeted by poachers:

The BASKING SHARK, the second largest shark in the ocean, is endangered because its fins are a popular ingredient in shark's fin soup, which can fetch as much as $100 a bowl in Hong Kong

Meat of the BRUSH-TAILED PORCUPINE, found in southwestern China, India and Southeast Asia, is considered a delicacy in China

The ASIATIC BLACK BEAR is vanishing from mountainous regions of East Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia because bile...

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