For too many species, the rise of social media has created a growing market for the illegal smuggling and possession of wildlife. In the case of the Mexican spider monkey, whose status is Endangered on the Red List of threatened species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the growth of the illegal pet trade into the United States has reached a crisis point. In the conclusion to our third season, WCS Wild Audio wanted to find out what’s driving this trade and how conservationists are responding.
Reporting: Nat Moss
Guest: Keith Lovett