Enforcement and regulation of the illegal wildlife trade in Sub Saharan Africa

Although Sub Saharan countries may have signed up to Multilateral Environment Agreements and regional frameworks and these are theoretically part of the country’s law, their importance is rarely considered at the national level. Therefore, there is a large disconnect between international, regional and local legal regimes. A consistent theme in the reviews is that significant ...» more

Economic drivers and effects of the illegal wildlife trade in Sub Saharan Africa

The drivers behind the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) in Sub Saharan Africa are varied and complex; varying over time and from one location or sector to another, and depending on the type of commodities and crime involved. Therefore caution should be taken when discussing these drivers. Broadly, the main economic drivers behind the IWT in Sub Saharan Africa include: increasing ...» more