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Community-Based Approach Can Help Address Wildlife Trafficking

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

William MoretoAssistant Professor William Moreto recently explored the role of community-based intelligence gathering by unconventional partners to further the fight against wildlife trafficking in a blog entry for The Stimson Center, a nonpartisan policy research center in Washington, D.C.

Intelligence and Conservation: A Community-based Approach Can Help Address Wildlife Trafficking appears in Stimson's online Natural Security Forum.

"Unfortunately, a focus on intelligence gathering solely within the scope of law enforcement minimizes the potential role of other sources in obtaining valuable information," Moreto wrote.

"... Other personnel, including stakeholders in the conservation community, may be well-situated to collect information due to their collaborative relationships with locals."


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