Featured Publication, January 2020

Combating Wildlife Trafficking

COMBATING WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING: NATIONAL STRATEGY, IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND RESTRICTIONS ON ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE, Tracy Bell (Ed) (Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2016)

Overview

This book discusses national strategy, implementation plans, and restrictions on elephant ivory trade.

In the past decade, wildlife trafficking has escalated into an international crisis. Wildlife crime is both a critical conservation concern and a threat to global security.  It also has significant effects on the national interests of the United States of America (US). In 2013, former US President Obama issued an Executive Order to better organise US Government efforts in the fight against wildlife trafficking.  He stated that wildlife is inseparable from the identity and prosperity of the world as we know it.

Combating TraffickingWe need to act now to reverse the effects of wildlife trafficking on animal populations.  Otherwise we risk losing the opportunity to prevent the extinction of iconic animals like elephants and rhinos. Like other forms of illicit trade, wildlife trafficking undermines security across nations. Well-armed networks of poachers, criminals, and corrupt officials exploit porous borders.  They also take advantage of weak institutions to profit from trading in illegally taken wildlife.

(Summary courtesy of Google Books)

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