Poachers 'number one threat' to cactus worldwide, expert says

KNXVPublished: October 11, 2017
Published: October 11, 2017

Of the approximately 1,800 species of cactus, one third are considered endangered. Dr. Kimberlie McCue said poachers usually fit one of two categories: landscapers attempting to skirt state law to maximize profits or international collectors that can sell rare cactus species for "tens of thousands (of dollars)" overseas.

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