illegal Wildlife trade

by sam rostam and Mauricio LaValley 1/14/16 Pd. 1

Why We Chose Illegal Wildlife Trade.

We chose this because Illegal wildlife trade has impacted the population of rare, and exotic animals in the wild. Because of Illegal wildlife poachers, 1 rhino dies every 6 hours, but we only have 5,055 rhinos left in the world. We are both passionate about animals & want to help to make a good impact on endangered animals.

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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.

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¨The illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to some of the world’s most threatened species. In fact it’s second only to habitat destruction as a cause of loss for many species" quote from WWF. my opinion about this is its like murder but this time the things might go extinct and people are not caring. 2011 was the worst year for illegal animal trade. In Africa the armed forces didn't care about illegal wildlife trade, they have helped the population of species but its still going down now.
The illegal wildlife trade - it's a serious crime