7-11

Subject

  • Geography

Length of lesson 1 min 45 secs

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KS2 ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE OVERVIEW

Do you know what you’re buying and where it came from?

Illegal wildlife trade is the sale or exchange of wild animal and plants that are protected by international trade law

It can include live animals and plants or a range of products sought after by humans – including animal skins, medicines, luxury food, horns and other trophy parts or fashion items. They can also be illegally kept as pets.

The animals and plants that tend to be involved in the illegal wildlife trade are often already highly threatened and in danger of extinction

This video is an introduction to what illegal wildlife trade is and the issues surrounding it.

Curriculum Links

  • Citizenship
  • Geography