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In Cold Blood: Combating Organized Wildlife Crime

In Cold Blood: Combating Organized Wildlife Crime
by Ryan Thompson last modified Apr 07, 2017 03:38 PM
Contributors: Environmental Investigation Agency

This gray-lit report on the scale and scope of global wildlife trafficking issues includes a summary of major relevant international resolutions and agreements.

Author(s): Environmental Investigation Agency

Publication Date: 2014

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Key Points in Document:

  • This gray-lit report on the scale and scope of global wildlife trafficking issues includes a summary of major relevant international resolutions and agreements. It also profiles a number of major CWT operations and their outcomes (mostly big seizures but few successful prosecutions). Also included are “America’s Most Wanted”-style profiles of major criminals.
  • Notable quotes include:

-       “The apparent obsession with seizures alone does not constitute an adequate deterrent. Without prosecutions, seizures of contraband merely constitute a business expense. For example, although the Hong Kong authorities seized almost 14 tonnes of ivory between 2011-13, no prosecutions have occurred in the territory. “ p.14

-       “We know what we need to do - the issue is whether we are going to do it. This will require political support from the highest level... “ John E Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

 

Citation: Environmental Investigation Agency. “In Cold Blood: Combating organized wildlife crime.” Environmental Investigation Agency US. Washington, DC (2014).

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