Is trade in exotic skins a viable conservation strategy?

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Published:  10 May, 2019

In an exclusive interview in the May – June print and digital app edition of International Leather Maker (ILM), research scientist and conservation biologist Dan Natusch outlines why maintaining trade in exotic skins is crucial to the preservation of endangered species and why he is against the recent calls to curtail their commercial use. 


The new issue, available now, also features a thought-provoking commentary from Syed Nasim Manzur, Managing Director of Bangladesh based Apex Footwear, on why the local leather industry urgently needs to transform itself from within, as well as a dedicated automotive leather focus, including the key trends from the recent 89th edition of the Geneva Motor Show. Furthermore, the latest leather related science and technology, including a round-up of new tannery machinery, round off this edition. Other editorial highlights include:

• AQC focus on welfare and traceability.
• Everything you need to know about the upcoming 4th World Leather Congress in New York.
• A review of APLF Leather 2019.
• Mislabelling of leather and why it is bad business practice.
• Traceability in the leather supply chain.
• A round-up of Lectra’s 5th automotive event.

As well as all these premium editorial features, the ILM May - June 2019 edition also includes regular items such as news, the Redwood Column, raw materials prices and trends, industry viewpoints, reviews of recent events and much more.

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