From burning ivory in Gabon to the seizure of ivory and smuggled tiger kittens in Thailand, wildlife crime has a far-reaching influence. Alongside the threat to some of nature’s most iconic species, wildlife crime also exacerbate poverty and corruption, funding an entire spectrum of related international crime.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, wildlife crime is now the greatest threat to some of the world’s most cherished species: tigers, elephants and rhinos. And while there are people dedicated to stopping these horrific crimes, poaching continues to be a tremendous problem. In the past decade, nearly 110,000 elephants alone have been killed.
The video below, from the World Wildlife Fund, attempts to delve into the many complexities of wildlife crime. They also offer some hope, in the form of depicting people all around the world who are working hard to put an end to these crimes.
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