The illegal poaching, trafficking and trading of wildlife, plants and animals is a global crisis, with many species being pushed towards extinction in the wild. The impact of poaching and trafficking goes beyond the threat posed to wildlife. Rangers, local communities, global and national security, and legitimate trade chains are all affected.
It is so important that we are aware of the issues, because if we understand how the illegal wildlife trade works and what it involves, we can all help prevent it by making informed decisions on what we buy and consume.
Find out more about each of the issues that conservationists face to stop illegal wildlife trade for good.