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U.N. 'World Wildlife Day' draws attention to the illegal wildlife trade

To celebrate the animal kingdom and raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade, the United Nations designated March 3rd as World Wildlife Day. We’ll talk with Shruti Suresh, wildlife campaigner at the Environmental Investigations Agency. She’s an expert on illegal trade in wildlife and its connections to conflict and environmental crime. PHOTO: Flickr/JPearce- In the Indonesian city of Banjumasim, a three year old orangutan is offered for sale for the equivalent of £60. The trade is illegal but continues due to the large numbers of orangutans displaced through the creation of palm oil plantations.

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