Wildlife Trafficking Should Be Banned

At the core of the illegal wildlife trafficking is a strong and rapidly expanding demand for a variety of products from around the world, such as bush meat, ingredients for traditional Chinese medicine, exotic pets, jewellery, trinkets, and accessories such as chess sets, furs for uses ranging from coats to traditional costumes and trophies. Wildlife trafficking is detrimental to the world’s environments and threatens the extinction of certain animals.

Level: Intermediate: B1/B2
Running Time: 90 minutes +

Materials included

This free lesson plan is suitable for adults, teenagers, and General English classes. Each plan includes:

  • A debate motion
  • A summary of the controversy
  • Points for both Pros and Cons
  • Language to use in a debate
  • Debate role cards to help identify student groups
  • An article
  • Statistics (true or false exercise)
  • Vocab for the topic


For more information on how to use this in the classroom, please have a look at our detailed post on using free lesson plans.

Worksheet download

Wildlife trafficking

Further reading / additional resources

Illegal wildlife trade

Wildlife Trafficking