illegal Wildlife trade
by sam rostam and Mauricio LaValley 1/14/16 Pd. 1
Why We Chose Illegal Wildlife Trade.
The illegal wildlife trade also fuels the exotic pet trade. The WWF estimates there are 5,000 tigers being kept in U.S. backyards … there are only around 3,000 left in the wild.¨ Over the Past 25 Years, the Wholesale Price of Ivory in China has Risen From Five Dollars to 2,100 Dollars. The African elephant population is quickly dwindling, making the price of ivory rise. China is the world’s largest market for ivory … the U.S. comes in close second.illegal animal trade is the Fourth Most Lucrative Illegal Trade in the World.According to United for Wildlife, the illegal wildlife trade ranks right after drugs, human trafficking and the arms trade.