Number of Animals Trafficked Each Year

in Environmental Threats

Environmental protection agencies and wildlife charities estimate that up to 350 million specimens are illegal bought and sold on the black market each year.

The entire illicit trade in wildlife trafficking is estimated to be worth $19 Billion.

Source:  Damian Carrington, “People and animals at immediate risk from wildlife crime, Cites chief warns,” Guardian, March 1, 2013.

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