There is a growing ground swell of support for action to be taken with regards to the massive spike in illegal wildlife poaching and smuggling. The US ABC News network has published an article demonstrating that the US is keen to be heavily involved.
The funds raised from all forms of wildlife poaching, particularly killing elephants and rhinoceros for their tusks and horns, is big business which raises significant funds. These profits are now known to be used by terrorist organisations to pay for their operations. The reason for any criminal syndicate to commit crimes is simply for profit and terrorist organisations are no different. They require these funds for all sections of their operation from the very basic logistical needs of food, shelter and transport all the way to through the purchase of weapons and maintenance of training facilities.