Trafficked References

References/Resources

Diamondback terrapin 

US Fish & Wildlife Service, profile: https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/cop16/diamondback-terrapin.html

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (UGA), profile: https://srelherp.uga.edu/turtles/malter.htm

Dauphin Island Sea Lab, “Ask the Aquarist: Diamondback Terrapin Turtle” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnUYYKduMCM

USDOJ, “Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Trafficking Protected Turtles,” https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/pennsylvania-man-sentenced-trafficking-protected-turtles

Pangolin

World Wildlife Fund, profile: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/pangolin

African Wildlife Foundation, profile: “What is a Pangolin?” https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/pangolin

National Geographic, “Pangolins: The Most Trafficked Mammal You’ve Never Heard Of” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqC3ieJJlFM

International Fund for Animal Welfare, “China Moves to Protect the Pangolin in 2020,” https://www.ifaw.org/news/china-pangolin-protections-2020

Pinto abalone

NOAA Fisheries, profile: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/pinto-abalone

Puget Sound Restoration Fund, “Pinto Abalone Restoration Program” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NkcL8IY1lE

Natural Resources Defense Council, “Rescuing the Pinto Abalone,” https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brad-sewell/rescuing-pinto-abalone

Rufous hummingbird

American Bird Conservancy, profile: https://abcbirds.org/bird/rufous-hummingbird/

Peter Steuart, “Rufous Hummingbirds” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cDY4Avotjs

Woodfibrebirder, “Rufous Hummingbird” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_bejjQWkF8

US Fish & Wildlife Service, “Texas Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Hummingbird Charms,”    https://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=05AB5B74-0818-DB2D-0E8D61682E3BE8A2

Saguaro cactus 

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, profile: https://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Saguaro%20Cactus.php

USDA/US Forest Service, profile: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/carnegiea_gigantea.shtml

The Guardian, “Yanked from the ground: cactus theft is ravaging the American desert,” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/20/to-catch-a-cactus-thief-national-parks-fight-a-thorny-problem

If you would like to buy sustainably grown nursery plants, please contact
your nearest botanic garden
(https://www.publicgardens.org/about-public-gardens/gardens# ) or native
plant society
(https://plantsocieties.cnps.org/index.php/about-main/affiliates-cooperators
) to find responsible growers/nurseries near you.

Scalloped hammerhead shark

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, profile: https://marinesanctuary.org/blog/scalloped-hammerhead-shark/

OdySea Aquarium (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJUkGMw7RrA

Australian Marine Conservation Society, “Scalloped hammerhead shark globally upgraded to ‘critically endangered’ due to fishing pressures,” https://www.marineconservation.org.au/scalloped-hammerhead-shark-globally-upgraded-to-critically-endangered-due-to-fishing-pressures/

Tiger

International Fund for Animal Welfare, profile: https://www.ifaw.org/africa/animals/tiger

Smithsonian National Zoo, profile: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/tiger

National Geographic, “Tigers 101” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK3dav4bA4s

World Wildlife Fund, “Increasing Number of Tiger Farms Implicated in Illegal Wildlife Trade,” https://tigers.panda.org/news_and_stories/stories/increasing_number_of_tiger_farms_implicated_in_illegal_wildlife_trade/

Tokay gecko

Smithsonian National Zoo, profile: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/tokay-gecko

Animal Fact Files, “Tokay Gecko Facts” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEuG3RRXAqA

Scientific American, “A Once Common Gecko Is Vanishing from Parts of Asia,” https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-once-common-gecko-is-vanishing-from-parts-of-asia/

Mongabay, “Tradable by default: Reptile trafficking flourishes amid lack of protection,” https://news.mongabay.com/2020/10/tradable-by-default-reptile-trafficking-flourishes-amid-lack-of-protection/

Venus flytrap

US Fish & Wildlife Service, profile: https://www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/plants/venus-flytrap/

North Carolina Native Plant Society, profile: https://ncwildflower.org/conservation/

BBC Earth, “Exploring the Venus Flytrap with Attenborough” (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUDiDAbY3F8

Scientific American, “Venus Flytraps Risk Extinction in the Wild at the Hands of Poachers” https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/venus-flytraps-risk-extinction-in-the-wild-at-the-hands-of-poachers/

If you would like to buy sustainably grown nursery plants, please contact
your nearest botanic garden
(https://www.publicgardens.org/about-public-gardens/gardens# ) or native
plant society
(https://plantsocieties.cnps.org/index.php/about-main/affiliates-cooperators
) to find responsible growers/nurseries near you.

Yellow-headed parrot

Learn About Parrots, profile: “Yellow-headed Parrot” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3410Ls7owuM

World Land Trust, profile: “Yellow-headed Parrot” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpbcECpyQJM

Beautiful Amazon sings and talks (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb2AZun_52A

The Cornell Lab/All About Birds, “Wildlife-Trafficking Bust Highlights Problems in Caged Bird Trade,” https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/wildlife-trafficking-bust-highlights-problems-in-caged-bird-trade/

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