Will the Green Deal save Wildlife from trafficking?

The Green Deal: saving wildlife from trafficking by cracking down on illegality and corruption

TV Studio 2
High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
13:45 to 14:45

The planet's wildlife is under intense pressure from human activity and over-exploitation. Illegality, crime and corruption have a dire impact on deforestation and the loss of multiple wild species, affecting whole ecosystems, contributing to climate change, and negatively impacting trade, economic development and security. The weak governance and lack of adequate responses have exacerbated the poaching crises in many biodiversity hotspots affecting both wildlife and communities dependent on natural resources. This debate sets to discuss real on the ground impact of wildlife trafficking, the links to security, the latest trafficking trends (to release for the first time at EDDs), the challenges in Asia to curb wildlife crime and the role of the Green Deal in addressing these threats to biodiversity through integrated responses.

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Organised by


HRH The Princess Laurentien OF THE NETHERLANDS
Prince Emmanuel DE MERODE
Director, Virunga National Park
EU Commissioner for International Partnerships
European Commission
Cristián SAMPER
President and CEO
Wildlife Conservation Society
European Commission - Directorate-General for International Partnerships
Nomsa Betty KAMANGA
EDD Young Leader, Zambia
Ghada Fathi WALY
Executive Director
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Jorge RÍOS
Chief of UNODC Global Porgramme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime