In a Natural History Museum podcast, discover some of the most shocking, sensational and sinister crimes committed against the natural world, and hear from the people working to end them. An issue that matters, from a heritage organisation perfectly placed to highlight it, brought to life with on point production and thrilling storytelling.
Every day, animals and plants are poached, packaged and traded across countries and continents for profit. From critically endangered eels stuffed into suitcases to caged chameleons at the heart of the exotic pet trade, millions of animals are dying at the hands of organised, criminal gangs.
Trading wildlife can be a deadly pursuit for humans too. Our exploitation of the natural world is increasing the risk of future pandemics and fuelling the fire of biodiversity loss.