環保主義者:因特網威脅到珍稀物種生存
文章來源:未知 文章作者:meng 發布時間:2010-03-22 06:43 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
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The internet has emerged as one of the biggest threats to endangered species, according to conservationists who are meeting in Doha, Qatar.

正在卡塔爾首都多哈舉行會議的環境?;ぢ壅咭恢氯銜?,因特網的出現成為威脅到瀕危物種的最大因素之一。

Japan opposed a proposed ban on the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna
Japan opposed a proposed ban on the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna

Campaigners say it is easier than ever before to buy and sell anything from live baby lions to polar bear pelts1(毛皮) on online auction2 sites and chatrooms.

The findings were presented at the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites瀕危野生動植物種國際貿易公約).

Several proposals to give endangered species more protection were defeated.

Delegates will vote on changes to the trade in ivory(象牙) later this week.

Web effect

"The internet is becoming the dominant3 factor overall in the global trade in protected species," Paul Todd of the International Fund for Animal Welfare was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

He said thousands of endangered species are regularly traded on the internet, as buyers and sellers take advantage of the anonymity4(匿名) - and vast global market - the world wide web can offer.

Those trying to police illegal sales say the size of problem is almost impossible to estimate. They say the US is the biggest market, but that Europe, China, Russia and Australia also play a large part.

On Sunday, delegates voted to ban all international trade in a rare type of Iranian salamander(火蜥蜴) , the Kaiser's spotted5 newt(蠑螈) , which the World Wildlife Fund says has been devastated6 by the internet trade.

But more high-profile attempts to ban trade in polar bears, bluefin tuna(金槍魚) and rare corals have all failed, leaving environmental activists7 dismayed, the BBC's Stephanie Hancock reports from Doha.

A proposal from the US and Sweden to regulate the trade in red and pink coral - which is crafted into expensive jewellery and sold extensively on the web - was defeated.

Delegates voted the idea down mostly over concerns the increased regulations might impact poor fishing communities.



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1 pelts db46ab8f0467ea16960b9171214781f5     
n. 皮毛,投擲, 疾行 vt. 剝去皮毛,(連續)投擲 vi. 猛擊,大步走
參考例句:
  • He did and Tibetans lit bonfires of the pelts. 他做到了,藏民們點起了篝火把皮毛都燒了。
  • Description: A warm cloak fashioned from thick fabric and wolf pelts. 一個由厚布和狼皮做成的暖和的斗篷。
2 auction 3uVzy     
n.拍賣;拍賣會;vt.拍賣
參考例句:
  • They've put the contents of their house up for auction.他們把房子里的東西全都拿去拍賣了。
  • They bought a new minibus with the proceeds from the auction.他們用拍賣得來的錢買了一輛新面包車。
3 dominant usAxG     
adj.支配的,統治的;占優勢的;顯性的;n.主因,要素,主要的人(或物);顯性基因
參考例句:
  • The British were formerly dominant in India.英國人從前統治印度。
  • She was a dominant figure in the French film industry.她在法國電影界是個舉足輕重的人物。
4 anonymity IMbyq     
n.the condition of being anonymous
參考例句:
  • Names of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity. 為了姓名保密,書中的人用的都是化名。
  • Our company promises to preserve the anonymity of all its clients. 我們公司承諾不公開客戶的姓名。
5 spotted 7FEyj     
adj.有斑點的,斑紋的,弄污了的
參考例句:
  • The milkman selected the spotted cows,from among a herd of two hundred.牛奶商從一群200頭牛中選出有斑點的牛。
  • Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks.山姆的商店屯積了有斑點的短襪。
6 devastated eb3801a3063ef8b9664b1b4d1f6aaada     
v.徹底破壞( devastate的過去式和過去分詞);摧毀;毀滅;在感情上(精神上、財務上等)壓垮adj.毀壞的;極為震驚的
參考例句:
  • The bomb devastated much of the old part of the city. 這顆炸彈炸毀了舊城的一大片地方。
  • His family is absolutely devastated. 他的一家感到極為震驚。
7 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活動的)積極分子,活動家( activist的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了動物權益維護者的抨擊。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 黨的激進分子中有很多出身于中產階級下層。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
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