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New WWF study finds wildlife crime a threat to national security. Details + video: #stopwildlifecrime

Consumer demand is exacerbated by the increased accessibility of illegal wildlife products through the internet. Governments and non-governmental organizations have an important role in holding countries publicly accountable for delivering on their international commitments to stop illegally wildlife trade. For the study—“Fighting illicit wildlife trafficking: A consultation with governments”—, Dalberg Global Development Advisors conferred with government representatives and relevant international organizations to explore the scale and implications of illicit wildlife trafficking, why it matters to society and how the different actors should respond going forward. The report was released at a UN briefing hosted by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon to the United Nations. Speakers include Under Secretary Robert Hormats; Lee White of Gabon’s park service; Geneal Jea...

Full article: http://worldwildlife.org/stories/wildlife-crime-a-threat-...

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