ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE AND FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS IN WEST AFRICA

An Occasional paper from RUSI on 30 April examines the illegal wildlife trade in West Africa, and provides recommendations on how to combat it.  It says that in the last 5 years, West Africa has emerged as a major source and transit hub in the global illegal wildlife trade (IWT).  The industrial scale of the multi-tonne, multi-product seizures originating from West Africa clearly demonstrates that profit-driven organised crime groups are running the trade.  The Paper focuses on high-grossing trafficking in elephant ivory, pangolin scales and rosewood and provides recommendations to support the implementation of FATF guidelines in the region.

https://rusi.org/sites/default/files/273_op_iwt_west_africa_final_web_version.pdf

Any modest contributions for my time and ongoing expenses are welcomed!  I have a page, where contributions start as low as $3, at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s