Poaching is currently the main driver toward the extinction of many of our planet’s critically endangered species. Once a species’ ability to naturally re-generate its population is exceeded by mortality, extinction becomes a real threat.
Many endangered species have become the target of human exploitation. The factors that drive this exploitation revolve essentially around a lucrative market that is fuelled by unscrupulous end users.
On the frontline are the indigenous poachers, and the middle ground is run by wildlife contraband networks that act as the conduit for illegal goods to end users - the market.
ESPA aims to provide protection for the endangered species that have become the target of human exploitation. ESPA’s role is to redress that balance and secure the future of threatened species.