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Vicuña – using markets for conservation

Today I presented the findings of a study I prepared with Gabriela Lichtenstein on the trade in vicuña fibre to a side event at a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora … Continue reading

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The world’s most expensive fibre – vicuna

The wool of the vicuña, a camelid (llama type animal) living at 4000 metres in the Andes is the finest natural fibre in the world. Produced in small quantities, it is used by the luxury end of the fashion industry. … Continue reading

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