Help Stop Wildlife Crime: How to Buy Environmentally Friendly Souvenirs

WWF March 16, 2014 1

As a traveler, you have tremendous power to decrease the demand for illegal products by making informed purchases. Your purchases abroad and at home have a profound impact on wildlife.

Demand for illegal products made from endangered species fuels wildlife crime and devastates populations of elephants, marine turtles, rhinos and tigers, among other species. The United States is not innocent either, a recent New York Times article cited two recent cases of illegally trafficked ivory and rhino horn in New York and California.

Avoid buying illegal products by following these tips:

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  1. Uptourist March 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    I always pity the animals that have to sacrifice themselves for these souvenirs. Places are meant to be enjoyed as it is and should not be exploited. People can get quite insane this way.

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