Deadly trade Photo: Åge Hojem, NTNU University Museum

Deadly trade - how illegal trade can threaten species’ existence

Deadly Trade reopens 23. November

The poaching of rhinos and elephants is a growing problem, which is why rhinos are central in this exhibition.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) protects 35,000 species worldwide. It is important in regulating trade in endangered species, as well as providing regulations to protect living species that are not currently threatened, with regards to species populations and ecosystems in both exporting and importing countries.

This exhibition addresses the themes of  “CITES”, “The black market”, “Wildlife crime and endangered species”, “Wood from the rainforest” and “International trade in plants – it’s permitted if you do it right.” The exhibition displays include hornbills, Apollo butterflies, mongooses and white gyrfalcons. It also includes examples of commonly traded objects and products from endangered species, which are on loan from the Norwegian Environment Agency.

The exhibition is a collaboration with the Environment Agency, with financial support from both the Environment Agency and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS).

Rhino. Photo: Per Gätzschmann, NTNU University Museum

Photo: Åge Hojem, NTNU University Museum

Ticket prices


  • Adults NOK 60
  • Senior citizens/concessions: NOK  30
    (67 years old or more) 
  • Children up to 18 years old: Free
  • Individuals providing assistance to disabled people: Free
  • NTNU Employees and students: Free
  • Teachers and kindergarten employees with groups: Free