Weʼre raising £1,000 to WildLeaks is the world’s first whistleblower initiative dedicated to Wildlife and Forest Crime.
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Offences like poaching, trafficking in live or dead endangered animals, and illegal logging are complex phenomena where a variety of factors interact – cultural, social, economic and environmental – and often involve different actors. The causes and the consequences of wildlife crime vary among countries, regions, and local communities, but it always threatens the existence of many plant and animal species, hinders sustainable social and economic development, and has destabilizing effects on society.
WILDLIFE CRIME is now the most immediate threat to several species including elephants, rhinos, big cats like tigers and lions, apes, pangolins, reptiles and birds, among many others. This illegal trade is driven by demand for ivory, horn, bones, scales and other parts for carving, ornaments, luxury items, traditional Asian medicines, trophies, wild bushmeat and even live animals for pets and zoos.
In particular, ivory and rhino horn trafficking increasingly involves organized crime syndicates, and in some cases, rebel militia and terrorist groups, with a very heavy Human Toll.
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I am just a simple person trying to make a difference in the world. I love nature and animals especially seeing them in the wild. If you love animals, make the effort to donate something to this wonderful cause in do what is necessary to stop poaching and killing of wildlife.