Jaguar fangs: The Chinese connection in the Amazon

Eduardo Franco Berton’s passion for wildlife and nature has taken the Bolivian journalist/photographer to some of the most remote places in Latin America. He is now investigating the illegal trade in jaguar fangs in the Amazon, where poachers have killed hundreds of the endangered big cats to extract their fangs, a prized item in China for their supposed healthful and aphrodisiac properties. Eduardo's project is supported by a grant from EJN, the Earth Journalism Network. Now, with the help of Press Start donors, he can extend his cross-border investigation to determine the scale of the illegal jaguar hunting in Bolivia, Peru and Brazil and who benefits from it, culminating in a documentary film. Press Start will match all contributions made to his campaign, so your dollars will go twice as far.


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