Africa: Fact Sheet – U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

[White House]Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar illicit business that is decimating Africa’s iconic animal populations. Many species — most notably elephants and rhinoceroses — now face the risk of significant decline or even extinction. Like other forms of illicit trade, wildlife trafficking undermines security across nations. Well-armed, well-equipped, and well-organized networks of poachers, criminals, and corrupt officials exploit porous borders and weak institutions to profit from trading in il

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