At the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference on Thursday and Friday, global leaders and senior officials will gather in London to talk about the rampant trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other wildlife products. The brains behind the trafficking of illegal wildlife products don’t need to be too clever. That is shameful, because porous land borders and impunity at ports have made Kenya the chosen route for illegal wildlife products from as far away as South Africa. Many obvious things we can do to stop wildlife trafficking are not being done efficiently or systematically due to a lack of resources and capacity on the ground. Traffickers need to make payments to rent properties and shipping containers or book berths on vessels.
Source: The Star October 11, 2018 20:40 UTC