In 50 years of conservation, we have never seen wildlife crime on such a scale. This type of crime is now the most urgent threat to elephants, rhinos and tigers.
The global value of illegal wildlife trade is between $7.8 and $10 billion per year. It is a major illicit transnational activity worldwide—along with arms, drugs and human trafficking. High-level traders and kingpins are rarely arrested, prosecuted, convicted or punished for their crimes.
Even more worrying, these species cannot survive high levels of poaching for long.
Tigers: All Tiger parts sold in the illegal wildlife markets. Poaching is the most immediate threat to wild tigers. Many parts are used for traditional medicine, folk remedies for, and increasingly used as a status symbol among wealthy Asians.
African Elephants: Tens of thousands of elephants are killed each year for their ivory tusks. In 1989, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned the ivory trade. However, there are still markets that fuel illegal trade strictly prohibited and punishable.
African rhinos: At least one rhino is killed every day because of the mistaken belief that its horn can cure diseases. The main market is now in Vietnam, where there is a belief that rhino horn cures cancer.
Marking animals can help in controlling the census of endangered species, our ear tags are manufactured using plastic sheeting from the designs, shapes and colors recommended by the specialists of each species. Its clamping system prevents colon project beyond the outline of the animal and prevent tears and snags with vegetation. Moreover, the range of available colors and shapes allow these brands to adapt to the shape of the pinna of each species, mimicking the flexibility of the underlying cartilage.