If you would like to do a little research of your own into the illegal wildlife trade, here are a few good resources to start with:

The Black Market Trade for Endangered Animals Flourishes on the Web. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Crime Gone Wild: The Dangers of the International Illegal Wildlife Trade – Harvard International Review. (n.d.). Retrieved from

The Curse of Cute | OnEarth Magazine. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Facts about the Exotic Pet Trade | Fatal Attractions | Animal Planet. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Illegal Animal Trade at $6 Billion Annually. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Illegal Wildlife Trade | Threats | WWF. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Tortoises provide a window into the illegal wildlife trade | Science News. (n.d.). Retrieved from

TRAFFIC – Wildlife Trade. (n.d.). Retrieved from

WildAid | The U.S. Illegal Wildlife Trade: More than Ivory and Rhino Horn. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Wildlife Trade and Trafficking – Conservation International. (n.d.). Retrieved from

You Can Help End the Illegal Pet Trade – National Geographic Society (blogs). (n.d.). Retrieved from