Advertisement As far as I know, the areas where poached carnivorous plants are really a problem are in the U.S., where people could dig up thousands of Venus Fly Traps and only receive a 50 dollar fine (until recently), and Australia, where the same problem is happening but with tuberous sundews (some extremely rare tuberous sundews in cultivation are actually said to have never propagated artificially, they are just torn out of the ground and then sold to someone who either doesn't know or doesn't care). There was also a big problem with the tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes) in the 80's when many CP collectors only cared about collection aspect of the hobby and would travel over to the south pacific to poach Nepenthes. Then when locals caught word of the value of the plants, they sold them to collectors as well (which I can't really blame them much for). Nepenthes, especially their seeds it seems, are still poached, but I believe they are a bit better protected than before. Fortunately, there are many CP suppliers all over the world who propagate their plants instead of taking them out of the wild, especially in Europe. Europe has way more variety when it comes to available species. Unfortunately, since the U.S. is a giant landmass, you have to jump through more hoops when purchasing plants from Europe, which usually just means paying more. Actually, come to think of it, the cost that European nurseries usually have you pay for the phytosanitary certificate is around 40 bucks, so it isn't much different from paying over-night shipping here, cost-wise at least.