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Today, far more tigers exist in captivity than in the wild. Image: REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Johnny Wood

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Pangolin scales are a delicacy in parts of Asia. Image: REUTERS
Between 7,000 and 8,000 tigers are believed to be held captive on breeding farms. Image: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
There are only about 20,000 White Rhinos left in Africa. Image: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
African elephants are one of the most heavily poached mammals on Earth. Image: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
Seizures of illegal worldwide trade by type between 2005 and 2014. Image: Statista

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