Strengthening global partnership to combat wildlife crime

How to combat wildlife crime more effectively through enhanced cooperation across sectors: challenges, successes and emerging opportunities

TV Studio 2
Lab debate
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
15:10 to 15:55

Wildlife trafficking is devastating populations of many species across the globe; a large number of species are now threatened primarily by poaching due to an international demand for their specimens, parts and products. It takes a network to defeat a network; combating wildlife crime requires unprecedented coordination and cooperation between civil society actors, law enforcement agencies and the private sector. In this session, speakers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Sun Yat-sen University in China, and Centre for Media and Development Initiatives (MDI) in Vietnam will explore the challenges of those partnerships, highlight case studies where this has worked and where this has failed and identify the conditions and changes we need to make for future successful partnerships that will have impact on deterring wildlife criminals. A short video from Douyin in China will also be featured highlighting how social media platforms tackle the illegal online wildlife trade.

Key points

A short video from Douyin in China will also be featured highlighting how social media platforms tackle the illegal online wildlife trade

Contact Session organiser

Please feel free to send an email to the following address

mdixon@wcs.org

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Speakers

Moderator
Michel MASOZERA
Director of Policy and Institutional Partnerships for Africa
Wildlife Conservation Society
Yovana MURILLO
Program Manager - Counter Wildlife Trafficking, Andes-Amazon-Orinoco
Wildlife Conservation Society
Thuy TRAN LE
Director
Center for Media and Development Initiatives
Tien Ming LEE
Professor of Sustainability, Ecology and Conservation, Schools of Life Sciences and Ecology,
Sun Yat-sen University