I know I have been quiet on this for quite a while, but this is the main point I have tried to get across in past writings about species conservation. The most important part of conservation efforts is to give species real value. If the species is being driven into extinction due to illegal trade often the best way forward is to regain control of that trade and create a real world value for the species other than its value on the black market.

When Laws Meant to Save Endangered Animals Hurt Them – Yahoo News.