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Corruption as an enabler of wildlife, forest and fisheries crime: part 5

With so many lucrative avenues for criminals to choose from nowadays, the fact that international wildlife crime (IWT) and the smuggling of wildlife products continues to increase is a measure of the vast sums of money to be made from this illegal practice. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), for example, which it spelled out in its 2020 World Wildlife Crime Report, “the Read more >

Corruption and Poaching: The Tusk at Hand

By Maurice Oniango and Andrew Ochieng First published by Journalists for Transparency Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania are waging a war on poaching, but one of the greatest challenges to winning it is corruption among the people fighting it. Secretive criminal syndicates pay off police, judges and customs officials to keep their lucrative trade moving. Read more >