26 Sep '16, 12am

Success! Congress Passes Bill to Crack Down on Wildlife Trafficking

Success! Congress Passes Bill to Crack Down on Wildlife Trafficking

Wildlife trafficking has become a multibillion dollar industry impacting thousands of species around the world, but it’s also been linked to other major crimes and has become a serious issue for people as well. In response to growing concerns about the impact of wildlife crimes, lawmakers introduced the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act last December in an effort to help stop them. The bill was championed by senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz), who pointed out at the time that while protecting vulnerable species is important, the problem goes far beyond having an impact on wildlife . Criminal networks have grown in sophistication and scale, and they have been linked to trafficking drugs, weapons, and people and have become a threat to global security. “It’s a mistake to think about wildlife trafficking as just a conservatio...

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