Paul is a photojournalist and wildlife trade consultant who focuses on global environmental and conservation issues. He endeavours to bring about urgent change in how we treat our surroundings. Widely published in leading international media, he is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has received many awards for his conservation photography.
Paul Hilton has reported on the illegal wildlife trade.
An industrial-scale operation, this trade is driven by organised criminals who recruit and arm poachers and corrupt local officials. It feeds a growing demand for exotic wildlife in restaurants, private collections, zoos, and safari or theme parks. Some of the live animals sold are used to entertain audiences.