The illegal trade of wildlife is a much larger, far-reaching issue than you might realize, and it’s something we can’t afford to ignore.

Wildlife trafficking is one of the biggest threats to the environment, yet the realities of poaching and trade can be hard to picture — especially if you’re a world away from the problem.

June 5 marks World Environment Day, which prompts us all to turn a critical eye to the state of our global environment. This year, advocates are asking the public to focus on wildlife crime, and the impact that trafficking of vulnerable animal populations has on our world. Read more…

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6 startling facts about wildlife trafficking — and how you can help