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Published on Sep 1, 2013
[WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES] Wildlife crime is dead serious. This low-risk, high-profit crime threatens some of the world's best-loved species--and the rangers that protect them. http://www.worldwildlife.org/deadserious
This first episode highlights the wildlife crime crisis. Follow all of WWF's wildlife trafficking documentary footage released every Sunday at 7 pm EDT in September 2013 on World Wildlife Fund's YouTube channel by subscribing now and using the hashtag #StopWildlifeCrime while you watch.
Elephants, rhinos, tigers and other animals are being increasingly slaughtered by poachers and criminal gangs armed with military-grade weapons, night-vision scopes and more. Wildlife crime destabilizes governments, economies and conservation gains. WWF needs your help to make a difference—please view and share to spread awareness.
Don't miss this five-part series featuring wildlife trade facts and interviews with experts in government, security and conservation including Robert Hormats, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President, Conservation Strategy & Science, WWF, Crawford Allan, Director, TRAFFIC North America, WWF and Andile Mhlongo, Ranger, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, South Africa. Learn more: http://www.worldwildlife.org/deadserious.