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The trade in wildlife, for food, the pet trade and for related products such as animal skins and ivory, is a growing threat to many animal and plant species, in spite of the CITES convention, which is aimed at controlling illegal trade in endangered species.
Young Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) cub, offered for sale to the photographer by the young man who trapped it in the desert. Kebili Region, Tunisia. May 2014. Winner of the World in our Hands category, Wi...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Young Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) cub, offered for sale to the photographer by the young man who trapped it in the desert. Kebili Region, Tunisia. May 2014. Winner of the World in our Hands category, Wi...
Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) displayed in the market (souk), of a Tunisian town. This species is adapted to silence and solitude of the desert, this individual that had been caught as an adult showed cle...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) displayed in the market (souk), of a Tunisian town. This species is adapted to silence and solitude of the desert, this individual that had been caught as an adult showed cle...
Gorilla head (hunted for meat) next to bananas, Cameroon  -  Karl Ammann
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Karl Ammann / Gorilla head (hunted for meat) next to bananas, Cameroon
Mozambican children with captive Yellow Baboon youngster (Papio cynocephalus). Young animal caught during troop crop raiding. Pemba to Montepuez highway, north-eastern Mozambique, November 2011. Wildl...  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Mozambican children with captive Yellow Baboon youngster (Papio cynocephalus). Young animal caught during troop crop raiding. Pemba to Montepuez highway, north-eastern Mozambique, November 2011. Wildl...
Tiger {Panthera tigris} skull and bones taken from illegal trade, India  -  Vivek Menon
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Vivek Menon / Tiger {Panthera tigris} skull and bones taken from illegal trade, India
Tiger skin, skull and bones {Panthera tigris} illegal trade, India  -  Vivek Menon
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Vivek Menon / Tiger skin, skull and bones {Panthera tigris} illegal trade, India
Tiger leg bones and feet with claws together for sale as medicine by Tibetans in a market near Fugong, Yunnan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Tiger leg bones and feet with claws together for sale as medicine by Tibetans in a market near Fugong, Yunnan Province, China 2006
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) foraging for termites, taken during a biodiversity survey in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.  -  Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) foraging for termites, taken during a biodiversity survey in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Park ranger holding a Cape pangolin / Temminck's ground pangolin  (Smutsia temminckii), rescued from poachers. This picture was taken shortly before freeing the pangolin. Gorongosa National Park, Moza...  -  Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Park ranger holding a Cape pangolin / Temminck's ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), rescued from poachers. This picture was taken shortly before freeing the pangolin. Gorongosa National Park, Moza...
Dehorned female Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) portrait, poaching survivor known as Thandi, Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, September.  -  Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Dehorned female Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) portrait, poaching survivor known as Thandi, Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, September.
Rangers looking at dead  White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum) The Rhino was killed accidentally by its mother. The horn was cut by the rangers, to save it from poachers. Mkuze, South Africa  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Rangers looking at dead White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum) The Rhino was killed accidentally by its mother. The horn was cut by the rangers, to save it from poachers. Mkuze, South Africa
Man with taxidermy specimens and ivory tusk confiscated by the Spanish police at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport in accordance with CITES, stored in a government warehouse, Spain, October 2014.  -  Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Man with taxidermy specimens and ivory tusk confiscated by the Spanish police at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport in accordance with CITES, stored in a government warehouse, Spain, October 2014.
Mounted rhino horns confiscated by the Spanish police at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport in accordance with CITES, stored in a government warehouse, Spain, October 2014.  -  Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Mounted rhino horns confiscated by the Spanish police at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport in accordance with CITES, stored in a government warehouse, Spain, October 2014.
KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) park rangers with removed tusks from dead young female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) caught in snare, Rukinga Ranch, Kenya, November 2012.  -  Steve O. Taylor (GHF)
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Steve O. Taylor (GHF) / KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) park rangers with removed tusks from dead young female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) caught in snare, Rukinga Ranch, Kenya, November 2012.
Confiscated African Forest Elephant tusks (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), Sette Cama, Loanga National Park, Gabon, February 2009  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Confiscated African Forest Elephant tusks (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), Sette Cama, Loanga National Park, Gabon, February 2009
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Common Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus) caught on gill net being hauled up onto boat, Huatabampo, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean. Model released. Model released.  -  Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Common Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus) caught on gill net being hauled up onto boat, Huatabampo, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean. Model released. Model released.
Fisherman holding dorsal fin cut from Scalloped Hammerhead shark {Sphyrna lewini} caught on longline, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean  -  Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Fisherman holding dorsal fin cut from Scalloped Hammerhead shark {Sphyrna lewini} caught on longline, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean
Scalloped Hammerhead shark finned alive and thrown overboard to drown {Sphyrna lewini} previously caught on longline fishing hook, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean, WHS  -  Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Scalloped Hammerhead shark finned alive and thrown overboard to drown {Sphyrna lewini} previously caught on longline fishing hook, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean, WHS
Shark fins for sale in a store in Indonesia. June 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Shark fins for sale in a store in Indonesia. June 2007
Chocolate chip starfish / Horned sea star (Protoreastor nodosus) collected in their thousands for export as decorative objects and souvenirs, coloured with dyes. Indonesia, July 2008  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Chocolate chip starfish / Horned sea star (Protoreastor nodosus) collected in their thousands for export as decorative objects and souvenirs, coloured with dyes. Indonesia, July 2008
Green iguanas for sale for food, Starbroak market Georgetown, Guyana, South America  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Green iguanas for sale for food, Starbroak market Georgetown, Guyana, South America
Dead Black fronted duiker {Cephalophus nigrifrons} carried by poacher. Virunga NP DR of Congo  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Dead Black fronted duiker {Cephalophus nigrifrons} carried by poacher. Virunga NP DR of Congo
Bushmeat for sale at market including male Black-wattled Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata) Mbomo, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Bushmeat for sale at market including male Black-wattled Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata) Mbomo, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva), caged, in village on Amazon river. Peru  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva), caged, in village on Amazon river. Peru
Poacher with wildebeest meat drying in sun at poacher's camp, apprehended by Mara Conservancy rangers, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, August 2006  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Poacher with wildebeest meat drying in sun at poacher's camp, apprehended by Mara Conservancy rangers, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, August 2006
Man displaying a pangolin skins at traditional chinese medicine market. Pangolin scales are believed to cure fever. This trade is now illegal. Sichuan, Chengdu, 1983.  -  Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Man displaying a pangolin skins at traditional chinese medicine market. Pangolin scales are believed to cure fever. This trade is now illegal. Sichuan, Chengdu, 1983.
Illegal wildlife products for sale including tiger and leopard skins, Tachileh, Burma  -  Karl Ammann
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Karl Ammann / Illegal wildlife products for sale including tiger and leopard skins, Tachileh, Burma
Dried seahorses for sale at Kunming Traditional Medicine Market. Yunnan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dried seahorses for sale at Kunming Traditional Medicine Market. Yunnan Province, China 2006
Glass cases full of dried seahorese for sale at a medicine shop in Guangzhou, China.  July 2010.  -  David  Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Glass cases full of dried seahorese for sale at a medicine shop in Guangzhou, China. July 2010.
Illegal hunting of endangered Madagascan Yellow-bellied Mud Turtles (Pelusios castanoides) in Namoroka National Park, Madagascar, June 2008.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Illegal hunting of endangered Madagascan Yellow-bellied Mud Turtles (Pelusios castanoides) in Namoroka National Park, Madagascar, June 2008.
Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) posing with toy gun. New Delhi, India  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) posing with toy gun. New Delhi, India
Crab eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) used for Topeng Monyet (dancing monkeys) on bicycle pulled by owner, Bandung, Indonesia  -  Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Crab eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) used for Topeng Monyet (dancing monkeys) on bicycle pulled by owner, Bandung, Indonesia
Crab eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) used for Topeng Monyet (dancing monkeys). Wearing a doll mask and crossing the street, Bandung, Indonesia  -  Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Crab eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) used for Topeng Monyet (dancing monkeys). Wearing a doll mask and crossing the street, Bandung, Indonesia
Two young long tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) sit inside a cage for sale at Pasty Market, Yogjakarta, Indonesia  -  Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Two young long tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) sit inside a cage for sale at Pasty Market, Yogjakarta, Indonesia
Piranha fish curios for tourist trade {Serrasalmus sp} Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piranha fish curios for tourist trade {Serrasalmus sp} Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America
Piranha fish curios for sale to tourist trade {Serrasalmus sp} Sao Paulo, Brazil  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piranha fish curios for sale to tourist trade {Serrasalmus sp} Sao Paulo, Brazil
Spectacled caiman for sale {Caiman crocodilus} Illegal trade, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Spectacled caiman for sale {Caiman crocodilus} Illegal trade, Ecuador
West African giraffe {Giraffa camelopardis peralta} poached by local people. Sahel, Niger.  -  Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / West African giraffe {Giraffa camelopardis peralta} poached by local people. Sahel, Niger.
Severed Western Gorilla foot (Gorilla gorilla) held by eco-guard. Foot belonging to either an adult female, or 'blackback' male gorilla. Part of confiscated haul of bushmeat, smoked by hunters for sal...  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Severed Western Gorilla foot (Gorilla gorilla) held by eco-guard. Foot belonging to either an adult female, or 'blackback' male gorilla. Part of confiscated haul of bushmeat, smoked by hunters for sal...
Captive Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) at the Wildlife SOS Rehabilitation Centre, Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka, India, 2009.  -  Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Captive Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) at the Wildlife SOS Rehabilitation Centre, Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka, India, 2009.
Traditional Chinese medicines made from Moon bear (Ursus thibetanus) bile which is used to various ailments, such as fever, gall stones, liver problems, heart disease and eye irritations, China, Septe...  -  Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Traditional Chinese medicines made from Moon bear (Ursus thibetanus) bile which is used to various ailments, such as fever, gall stones, liver problems, heart disease and eye irritations, China, Septe...
Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) few-weeks old pup caught in the wild and shown at a famous camel trekking site for tourists in the hope of either selling it or being paid for photos, Kebili Governorate. Tun...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) few-weeks old pup caught in the wild and shown at a famous camel trekking site for tourists in the hope of either selling it or being paid for photos, Kebili Governorate. Tun...
Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) adult caught in the wild and  kept in captivity in a goat pen of a desert village, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia. April 2013.  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) adult caught in the wild and kept in captivity in a goat pen of a desert village, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia. April 2013.
Tibetan antelope head & skulls {Pantholops hodgsonii} Uygur, China - hunted for shatoosh fur  -  Xi Zhinong
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Xi Zhinong / Tibetan antelope head & skulls {Pantholops hodgsonii} Uygur, China - hunted for shatoosh fur
Kenyan Wildlife Service ranger with poachers buffalo snare, Mount Elgon NP, West Kenya. 2002  -  Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Kenyan Wildlife Service ranger with poachers buffalo snare, Mount Elgon NP, West Kenya. 2002
Snare confiscated by rangers, found in the Volcanoes National Park, home of the endangered Mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) Rwanda, October 2012.  -  Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Snare confiscated by rangers, found in the Volcanoes National Park, home of the endangered Mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) Rwanda, October 2012.
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