Category: Crime

Corruption
Posted in Blog Crime Law Enforcement

Corruption as a Catalyst to Wildlife Crime

What is Corruption? Corruption can mean different things to different people. It is the practice of obtaining power, influence, money or other personal gains through…

Continue Reading Corruption as a Catalyst to Wildlife Crime
Wildlife Crime
Posted in Blog Crime

Wildlife Crime in Africa: An Overview

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.

Continue Reading Wildlife Crime in Africa: An Overview
Trafficking
Posted in Crime Law Enforcement

Trafficking Modus Operandi

Concealment Criminals who are trafficking wildlife products sometimes conceal them so that law enforcers do not detect them. They pay special attention to concealing the…

Continue Reading Trafficking Modus Operandi
Combating Wildlife Trafficking
Posted in Crime Publications

Featured Publication, January 2020

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…

Continue Reading Featured Publication, January 2020
Posted in Crime Publications

Featured Publication, September 2019

ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILDLIFE, Horace O. Williams and Viktor T. Grante (Nova Science, 2009) Global trade in illegal wildlife is a growing illicit economy.  It…

Continue Reading Featured Publication, September 2019
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…

Continue Reading Featured Publication, August 2018
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. 

Continue Reading Welcome to Wildlife Law Africa