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Illegal wildlife trade generates between 7 and 23 billion US dollars in illicit revenue annually

27th September, 2015

It’s not just the elephant that is at risk in wildlife trafficking….well, illegal wildlife trafficking is doing serious damage—do you know how much? The illegal wildlife trade generates between 7 and 23 billion us dollars in illicit revenue annually, according to a report by the African wildlife, the criminal activities in the trade range from trafficking and forgeries to bribes. Rhino poaching rose by 9 percent between 2007 and 2014. There’s an estimated 40 percent drop of the giraffe population…and an annual removal of over 3000 great apes from the wild