Who ever reads scientific articles and journals? Most of them are maybe too correct, and therefore boring to read for the public. Therefore, most articles will never go to the publics attention.
However, when it comes to new found discoveries of species, science papers has drawn the attention of a certain group of people – poachers. The information is used to find out more about the location of where new founds species can be found, collect them and sell them on the black market.
Even when the location is not given, in order to protect the species, only a few months are needed and the species appear in Europe. Many species faces a critical threat to extinction only due to the intense collecting by wildlife smugglers.
One species facing threatened by illegal trade is the orangutan, which are often sold as pets when they are babies. Personally I think this is outrageous, and worst part is that illegal trade of species like the orangutan is not uncommon, even in Europe.