Posted in Blog Crime

Nature and Prevalence of Wildlife Crime

Wildlife crime threatens species survival as illegal killing/off-take is not selective in terms of age or sex of the animal being killed or captured. 

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Posted in Crime Law Enforcement Publications

Featured Publication, August 2018

POACHING, WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND SECURITY IN AFRICA: MYTHS AND REALITIES, Cathy Haenlein and M L R Smith (eds) Taylor & Francis (2017) This book was published in…

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Posted in Conservation Crime Law Enforcement

Welcome to Wildlife Law Africa

This site is committed to giving you information on wildlife legislation, wildlife law enforcement and wildlife crime in Africa.  With our interactive blog, we hope to elicit discussion on these subjects and bring to the fore the problems facing wildlife on this continent and hopefully, come up with legislative-based solutions. 

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Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Crime

Overview of Wildlife Crime in Africa

Wildlife crime still remains a serious conservation issue which has grown so much as to have international ramifications. Wildlife crime includes poaching, illegal exploitation of wildlife resources, encroachment into protected areas, illegal wildlife trade and destruction of wildlife habitats.   It has both direct and indirect negative impacts on local communities, including depletion of the resource base on which they depend for their livelihoods.  According to recent studies, wildlife crime is the fourth largest illegal activity in the world, after drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking, with an annual turnover of at least US$ 19 billion.

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