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A quick guide to the role of business in tackling illegal wildlife trade

Given the vast dimensions of the multibillion-dollar illegal wildlife trade (IWT), it may be surprising that until recently, global efforts to tackle IWT came mainly from the conservation sector. This has typically consisted of numerous donor-funded efforts to catch poachers and raise public awareness of the plight of endangered species.

In a newly published article, Project Associate Scarlet Wannenwetsch from the Basel Institute on Governance points out the industries affected by wildlife trade, the risk management issues and possible solutions.

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