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Wildlife crime in Africa - a global challenge: successful countermeasures must involve local populations = Wilderei in Afrika - ein globales Verbrechen: erfolgreiche Bekämpfung erfordert die Einbeziehung lokaler Bevölkerungen

A series of high-ranking international meetings in 2013 drew global public attention to the dramatic collapse of elephant and rhinoceros populations in Africa, and to the connections between wildlife crime, terrorist networks and organised crime. On 12 February 2014 an international conference in Lo...

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Main Author: Hellwig-Bötte, Margit
Contributors: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Published: Berlin [Verlag nicht ermittelbar] 2014
Online Access: Volltext (Kostenfrei)
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Summary:A series of high-ranking international meetings in 2013 drew global public attention to the dramatic collapse of elephant and rhinoceros populations in Africa, and to the connections between wildlife crime, terrorist networks and organised crime. On 12 February 2014 an international conference in London again took up the question of how to combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Successful action against wildlife crime is a cross-cutting global task encompassing wildlife conservation, fighting organised crime, promotion of rule of law, and economic cooperation, as well as resolute anti-corruption and involvement of local populations along the entire supply chain. Countermeasures will function only if people in Africa enjoy economically viable livelihoods and benefit from wildlife protection. In Asia, renouncing ivory as a status symbol and dropping superstitions about the medical value of rhinoceros products demands a change of mindset. (author's abstract)
Physical Description:4 S.