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Many of the animals at Hamilton Zoo are endangered due to habitat loss, climate change, disease and illegal hunting for the meat and live pet trade.

Deforestation world-wide is alarming. The loss of habitat pushes plants and animals towards extinction, often before humans even discover them. Our need for land for agriculture and resources such as wood or minerals are the main causes of deforestation.

Responsible purchasing of products, which may be sourced from natural habitats, is a task for humans no matter where we live. With global transport and freight systems it is possible to purchase endangered tree products anywhere.

The policy of ‘think globally, act locally’ will have a positive effect if enough people apply it.