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Making Wildlife Traffickers Finance Wildlife Recovery

Organized crime continues to destroy wild animal populations around the world, reaping billions of dollars in profit.  Meanwhile, law enforcers and conservation organizations struggle to fund their protection efforts.  This new multi-language report guides governments on how to reverse the equation by seizing assets from wildlife criminals to finance wildlife protection.  

 

The report, “Making Traffickers Finance Counter-Trafficking: The Case for Conservation Restitution Funds from Asset Forfeitures and Seizures” is available in English, Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, and Khmer.

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The State of the African Pangolin

With pangolin species in Asia facing catastrophic decline due to poaching, traffickers have increasingly started to source scales from African pangolins to cater to Asian demand. This demand can only be countered by a comprehensive response encompassing local and regional law enforcement cooperation, involving stakeholders from pangolin habitat areas, and reducing consumer demand. 

This report traces the rise of the trade, and offers recommendations on ending it. 

The report is available in English (automatic PDF download link). 

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Illicit Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia

Wildlife trafficking, an industry worth billions of dollars annually, is leading to the degradation of nature and the communities that live around them. The illegal trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products is strengthening criminal syndicate networks and in turn corruption, undermining governance and weakening the security of affected communities. 

 

As both a supplier and consumer, Southeast Asia lies at the heart of the trade and plays a major role in the international fight against wildlife trafficking. Giving the region and it's actors the tools and strategies will help to dismantle these criminal syndicates and set an example for the rest of the international community.

 

This report maps the evolution and trajectory of wildlife and counter trafficking in Southeast Asia, while analyzing what has (and has not) worked and where the region should go next. The research points to challenges, opportunities, and a pathway forward.

The report is available in English, Thai and Vietnamese (automatic PDF download links below). 

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Reversing the Tide of Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking

Wildlife trafficking has grown to become one of the world’s largest forms of organized crime, depleting the planet of many of its species. Freeland's Reversing the Tide of Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking report aims to disrupt this multi-billion dollar industry, through providing information on the severity of the issue as well as recommendations on how best to combat wildlife trafficking. 

The report discusses wildlife products commonly trafficked, smuggling techniques, consumer and supplier countries, seizure maps and locations, and the best practices to help prevent future trafficking. It also explores the importance of regional law enforcement networking programs that enabled the exchange of information across different government bodies, transnational organizations, and other actors which led to the seizure of over US$ 36.5 million in assets from a wildlife crime syndicate in 2014.

The report is available in English (automatic PDF download link). 

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