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So far Cameron Murray has created 3 blog entries.

We’re Oceans Away From Saving Nemo

By |2024-05-03T11:31:54+10:00May 2nd, 2024|Blog|

In this third article investigating Australia's role in the exotic pet trade, Dr Cameron Murray takes a dive into how Australia supplies the aquarium trade. To read the investigation in full:     Article 1: Petted To Death, introduces Australia’s little known contribution to the extinction crisis. Article 2: Australia’s Exotic Pet Trade Is Both Surprising And Rising, discusses the blurred boundaries between the legal, legalish and illegal trade. In this third article, exploring Australia’s role in both the legal and illegal exotic pet trade, I head to the ocean and under the waves; diving into the back story of the world of Nemo. Those that have seen the original film will remember how the famous clown fish [...]

Australia’s Exotic Pet Trade Is Both Surprising And Rising

By |2024-02-25T15:00:27+11:00February 25th, 2024|Blog|

So how does Australia contribute to the global Exotic Pet Trade (EPT)? The scale of it is surprising, apparently rising and happens in legal and illegal ways. On top of this, it seems a level of naivety has in the past contributed to Australia’s involvement.  As such I will look at this in three categories – Australia’s 1. LEGAL 2. LEGALISH and 3. ILLEGAL contributions to the EPT. As discussed in my last blog, Petted To Death, many would assume that Australia’s commitment to CITES and our own comparatively strict environmental legislation through the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) would mean that any LEGAL contribution to a global EPT would be as good as non-existent. [...]

Petted To Death – Australia’s Little Known Contribution To The Extinction Crisis

By |2023-12-13T13:06:35+11:00December 13th, 2023|Blog|

Surely Australia doesn’t really have any involvement in a trade of wildlife to the rest of the world for purposes of pet ownership, does it? Pet ownership couldn’t really be a significant driver of the biodiversity loss across the globe, could it? This is my first blog for Nature Needs More having become a director nearly one year ago. I have had a long interest in the wildlife trade centred around rhino conservation and the issues associated with the trade of rhino horn. My interest and knowledge on the wider issues of the wildlife trade, both legal and illegal, grew from there and, as a veterinarian, a natural extension of this was to delve into the subject of [...]

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