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Animal trafficking is deeply affecting the biodiversity of the rainforest to the point that some species are now endangered. Buying and selling endangered and protected wildlife is the third biggest illegal trade in the world after arms and drugs, moving over US$20 million worth of wild species per year.
Many of the animals at the centre are rescued from the illegal trafficking and pet trade or abusive homes, and often arrive injured or stressed. Animals are also brought in sick or dying by local people because of hunting accidents.