FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2009 file photo, a Sumatran tiger with a badly injured leg is seen inside a cage, after it was caught in a villagers' snare, as it waits for medical treatment at the Natural ... more 
FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2009 file photo, a Sumatran tiger with a badly injured leg is seen inside a cage, after it was caught in a villagers' snare, as it waits for medical treatment at the Natural Resources Conservation Agency in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. The tiger died Monday, Oct. 26, due to the injury. The 175-nation U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES, is based in Geneva and regulates nearly 35,000 species of animals and plants. Experts rank wildlife smuggling among the top aims of criminal networks, along with drugs and human trafficking. CITES says wildlife crime remains poorly studied but it says international estimates of the scale of illegal wildlife trade range from between $16 billion and $27 billion a year. Tiger parts, elephant ivory, rhino horn and exotic birds and reptiles are among the most trafficked items. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File) less 
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