What animals are sold on the black market?
- African Elephant.
- Amur Leopard.
- Black Rhino.
- Green Turtle.
- Hawksbill Turtle.
- Indian Elephant.
- Javan Rhino.
- Leatherback Turtle.
Is the exotic pet trade illegal?
Some of this trade is legal, but many times animals are captured from the wild illegally to supply demand for exotic pets. The illicit sales of live animals comprises a major part of the overall illegal wildlife trade, a multibillion-dollar global black market.
What is illegal trade in wildlife?
Illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be a multibillion-dollar business involving the unlawful harvest of and trade in live animals and plants or parts and products derived from them. Wildlife is traded as skins, leather goods or souvenirs; as food or traditional medicine; as pets, and in many other forms.
How much does ivory sell for on the black market?
The going price for the ivory — tusks brutally hacked from elephants by poachers — is a cool $1,500 per pound.