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Africa's Illegal Wildlife Trade - A new law enforcement newsletter
The is the first edition of a new biannual newsletter published by TRAFFIC, the international wildlife trade monitoring network.
It provides the latest insights into illegal wildlife trade in Africa and is aimed at the frontline law enforcement responsible for intercepting, investigating and prosecuting the vast array of wildlife being smuggled to global markets. Sections include the major trade routes and ports involved, methods of concealment being used by smugglers, and things look out for when making or investigating seizures.
Non-frontline staff will also find this newsletter helpful in understanding the current role of Africa in the illegal wildlife trade, emerging trends in species involved and links with the drugs trade.
This is our first edition and we want this to be as useful and user-friendly as possible. Please let us know what you think by filling out this very short survey which will help guide our second edition https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C7Q8PP2.
Excellent work my friend! The typologies, i.e. methods of concealment and transportation routes will prove very helpful for law enforcement and customs authorities. Well done!
William C. Malone
Former UNODC/ARINSA mentor