Wild fur species are abundant. In fact, trapping for fur is part of many wildlife management programmes in the countries that produce wild fur because fur species tend to be abundant predators which need to be controlled for the health of an eco-system. The fur teade is actively adhering to the sustainable use conservation principle and is not seen as an issue by conservationists. In fact the International Fur Federation has been a voting member of the IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Natutre and Natural Resources) since 1985 and sponsors IUCN Conservation projects. Furthermore the fur trade and its members have encouraged and supported CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Since its Inception in the 1970’s.