WILDLIFE CRIME INCREASINGLY RUN BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANISED CRIMINAL NETWORKS

An unprecedented spike in rhino poaching has not only threatened the existence of the charismatic species but also shone a spotlight on the highly organised criminal networks responsible. Wildlife crime is no longer seen as victimless or offering little reward but authorities are fighting back with some innovative tactics, reports Mark Rowe.   Vietnam and international criminal networks are driving the unprecedented slaughter of African rhino, in a development that shows the lucrative rewards of wildlife trade, a sector that TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade ...


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