The struggle against poaching: a problem of enforcement?

Date: 21 November 2017

Venue: UAntwerp - Stadscampus - Building R - R.014 - Rodestraat 14 - 2000 Antwerp (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: USOS, IOB

Short description: Debate between Bram B├╝scher (Wageningen University) and Kami Mainkar (Wildlife Justice Commission)

About the debate

Today, the multi-billion-dollar wildlife industry has become one of the largest forms of international illegal trade, after drugs, arms and human trafficking. And still, the illegal hunting of wild animals is on the rise. But on how poaching needs to be combatted, diverse actors such as conservation NGO’s, researchers and national governments, disagree.

On the one hand, there is a need for stronger armed responses to avoid the extinction of certain animal species. On the other hand, it is argued that these approaches do not adequately take into account the broader political, social and economic context and hence, would undermine long-term goals.

What is the best way to combat illegal wildlife trade? An answer on this question will be sought during this debate on ‘poaching’.

Moderated by Sofie Ruysschaert (WWF)

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