Based on the following topic, write an essay of between 800 to 1000 words. You will have to use the minimum of 2 scholarly journals articles and 2 other sources. You may use up to 6 sources in total.
In addition to the threats of changing environment and shrinking habitats, a number of protected species are at risk from poaching and illegal trafficking of wildlife. Discuss the threats to three species which are currently endangered due to these illegal practices.