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ABCG Event: Webinar hosted by the Global Wildlife Program Combating Maritime Trafficking of Wildlife

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Wildlife Trafficking, the illegal cross-border trade in wildlife, is one of the largest transnational organized criminal activities alongside drug trafficking, arms and human trafficking. Most ivory (72% in 2014) is trafficked by sea due to the large volumes of ivory trafficked and minimal risk of interception and arrest. This webinar will showcase global and regional implications and trends of wildlife crime, emphasizing the considerable role maritime transport networks and sea ports play in wildlife trafficking.
When Feb 26, 2020
from 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Where The World Bank, Room MC 7-500 NW Washington, DC 20433
Contact Name
Attendees Timothy Wittig, Head of Intelligence & Analysis, Basel Institute on Governance
Tom Milliken, Wildlife Trade Consultant
Daniel Sepetu, Branch Manager, International Shipping Line CMA CGM
Swaleh Faraj, Enforcement Manager at Mombasa port, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
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The presentation will be delivered by Tom Milliken, former Elephant and Rhino Programme Leader for TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and Dr. Timothy Wittig, Head of Intelligence & Analysis, Basel Institute on Governance who will elaborate on the central role the private sector plays in sharing intelligence with and supporting efforts of law enforcement to combat illegal wildlife trade. The Global Wildlife Program through its component on Maritime Trafficking led by UNDP aims to strengthen wildlife law enforcement at ports and increase cooperation between ports and other maritime stakeholders. Join this webinar to learn more about how combating wildlife trafficking through sea ports.

This virtual event is a part of a monthly series of webinars hosted by the Global Wildlife Program (GWP), a seven-year Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded program developed as a response to the growing crisis of illicit wildlife trade.

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