Last week’s episode of Picture Perfect gave us an eye-opening look at the illegal trade of exotic animals. (You may have also seen the story on CNN.com, which posted the video.) We are pleased to be able to feature a selection of photographer Patrick Brown’s striking images, which help to illustrate and shed light on this global contraband industry.
Brown’s decade-long project will culminate with the publication of Trading to Extinction later this year. The book is being crowd-funded through Emphas.is, a platform for photo journalists to connect with their audiences. There are just 10 days left to fund to this important project, so we encourage you to learn more about how you can contribute.