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International trade is the underlying cause of 30% of threatened animal species extinctions, according to a modelling analysis of the impact of global supply chains and consumption patterns on biodiversity. See Letter p.109

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  1. Edgar Hertwich is in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7941 Trondheim, Norway.

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