Bird Trade in Sao Paulo

Illegal bird trade is a huge problem in Brazil. It’s extremely harmful to nature, causing huge ecological imbalance, extinction of species, modification and fragmentation of habitats, not to mention the unimaginable torture and suffering these animals go through. Estimates say that of every 10 animals taken from nature only 1 survives the transportation.

In March 2016, I accompanied a team of the Environmental Military Police in São Paulo, observing and documenting their amazing work to fight the cruelty of this dangerous underground.