The illegal wildlife trade, the destruction of habitats and retaliatory killings now threaten the survival of many of the world’s most iconic species.
Maybe we will have to accept a world without rhinos, elephants, tigers, gorillas, snow leopards and orang-utans in the wild.
The Tiger population now numbers less than 3,200.
Poaching of rhinos in South Africa has increased by 9,300% in the last 8 years.
Snow leopard numbers have declined by 20% in the last 20 years.
There are only 880 mountain gorillas left.
Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years.
In only a few decades orang-utan numbers have declined by 50%.
At what point do we say enough is enough and take action?