W I L D L I F E T R A D E
Species like this pygmy marmoset (below) are declining because they are hunted from their homes for the international wildlife trade. This trade is mostly illegal and highly lucrative, spawning corruption.
Smuggling of wildlife across international borders bypasses quarantine and other health regulations that risk the spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola, SARS, monkey pox, and others. These viruses and diseases have the potential of impacting human health.
The Wildlife Conservation Society is planning action to stop the demand.
Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS