Virtual Dialogues: Community involvement in preventing and combating wildlife, forest and fisheries crime
As a quarter of the world’s land is owned or managed by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, they must be central to global conservation efforts to tackle international wildlife trade.
Wildlife crimes touch every country, impacting biodiversity, human health, national security, socio-economic development, as well as lining the pockets of organized criminal groups. Illegal trade in wildlife can lead to the spread of zoonoses, such as SARS-CoV-2 that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Inés Arroyo Quiroz, Programa de Estudios Socioambientales, CRIM - UNAM, Mexico;
Dr. Meredith Gore, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, USA;
Dr. David Rodriguez Goyes, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway