Cycads, a very rare type of plant, are in danger of becoming extinct because of poachers.
Poaching usually means to hunt animals illegally. In this case, trees are being taken from the wild.
They are then secretly sold for a lot of money – up to $100,000 each – to people who collect unusual plants.
The first cycads existed during the time of the dinosaurs, during the Jurassic period. The kinds of cycads that are alive today have been around for 12 million years.
They look like a cross between a fern and a palm tree, and they can take hundreds of years to grow to their full size.