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.
Strengthening global partnership to combat wildlife crime
How to combat wildlife crime more effectively through enhanced cooperation across sectors: challenges, successes and emerging opportunities
A short video from Douyin in China will also be featured highlighting how social media platforms tackle the illegal online wildlife trade