Poaching is one of the world’s most critical problems. Its geographic reach is unparalleled and its impact so devastatingly quite that no one feels the full force of it until it is too late. Much of the developed world has been stripped off its flora and fauna due to incessant and unbridled march of development. The developing world is no stranger to poaching having been the principal target for centuries due to its rich biodiversity. Africa and Asia are the two main theatres of poaching activities, but the latter continent particularly faces a greater risk due to cultures that believe animal skin, blood and bones have medicinal properties. Environmental imbalance caused by a fast decline of species will spell doom for our planet but are you concerned?
Credit: From the book ‘Trading to Extinction’ by Patrick Brown, a multi award-winning English photographer based in Thailand. The book is available here.