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Trail in the Sagarmatha National Park with sign to protect the Musk Deer

Trail in the Sagarmatha National Park with sign to protect the Musk Deer

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Uploaded 07 Oct 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012
From collection: Himalaya Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Hiking through the Sagarmatha national park, signs from local people remind to protect the Himalaya Musk Deer. This shy Himalayan mammal species is listed by IUCN as Endangered because of a probable serious population decline. The musk produced by this genus of primitive deer is highly valued for its cosmetic and alleged pharmaceutical properties, and can fetch U.S.$45,000 per kilogram on the international market. Although this musk, produced in a gland of the males, can be extracted from li ...
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