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Selling $600 frogs-to save them from poachers
Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country's rare frogs can fetch. Now environmentally conscious firms are starting to sell the amphibians too-to try to save them from the black market and threatened extinction. After being raised in hundreds of terrariums, they are sent to Canada, the United States, Japan and various European countries for up to $600 each. They are then put into an ethical bio-trade circuit that is the opposite of the poachers' illegal smuggling and sales.
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