Did you ever think that animals (and other lifeforms for that matter) could be trafficked like they were illegal drugs? In fact, some of the same people, networks, routes and tactics are involved in this massive illicit trade. Join us as we discuss the motivations, methods, and consequences of wildlife trafficking in this week’s episode.
Check out some of the resources we used to prepare for this discussion:
- “International Illicit Trafficking in Wildlife,” John M. Sellar (CITES Secretariat), The Police Chief.
- “The Disappearing Act: The Illicit Trade in Wildlife in Asia” (PDF), Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Institution.
- “Five Myths about Illegal Wildlife Trafficking,” Johan Bergenas, Stimson Center.
- “Malaysia’s ‘Lizard King’ under probe for wildlife smuggling, report says,” Malay Mail Online.
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