The illegal trade of wildlife, worth roughly $19 billion (17 billion euros) each year, is the world's fourth largest illegal international trade - after narcotics, counterfeiting, and human trafficking.
Trade and traffic in animals is many driving species around the world toward extinction. Efforts are being made to stem the trade. Below is an automated compilation of DW content on wildlife trade and trafficking.
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A new study warns that poachers and animal traffickers are using scientific data published online ... to track down rare and endangered species. It found that more than 20 newly discovered creatures had been targeted because their locations had been made public. DW talks to David Lindenmayer, a conservation biologist at the Australian National University.