S T O P W I L D L I F E C R I M E
Illegal wildlife products are very profitable on the black market with links to drug and weapons trafficking. The demand for things like big cat pelts, traditional medicines, and ivory carvings threaten the existence of tigers, elephants, and other animals.
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S T O P W I L D L I F E P O A C H I N G
Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper supports U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her focus on illegal wildlife trade.
Populations of the most charismatic wildlife species across the globe are in decline due to wildlife trafficking—among the world’s most lucrative illicit economies.
This year alone, 30,000 African elephants will be killed for their ivory.
Read more of the WCS statement here.
Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS