Gestion des risques


Strengthening Governance and Reducing Corruption Risks to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade

Lessons from East and Southern Africa

In countries affected by the illegal wildlife trade, corruption is a key enabler and facilitator. Failure to address this corruption, and the institutional and governance gaps that allow it to take place, make tackling the illegal wildlife trade a significant challenge. This report provides a structured analysis of how corruption facilitates wildlife crime based on research in four source and transit countries in East and Southern Africa. It offers a series of specific recommendations targeted at national governments, donors, and intergovernmental organisations to address the issues of corruption and the illegal wildlife trade.

Published on October 09, 2018

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Acronyms and Abbreviations
Executive Summary
Introduction: Understanding the impact of the illegal wildlife trade and the need for change
IWT and Corruption Risks: The Current Picture
IWT and Corruption Risks: Institutional Factors
IWT and Corruption Risks: Supply-Chain Factors
IWT and Corruption Risks: Responses
Conclusion: Developing effective governance frameworks to stop IWT
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Key recommendations

Prioritise the most important choke-points along the trade chain and develop specific, targeted responses to each identified risk.
Improve multi-agency cooperation, particularly between investigations and wildlife authorities. Work more closely with financial investigation authorities to target-money laundering offences and proceeds of crime.
Encourage stronger participation from civil society to strengthen awareness of illegal wildlife crimes and real effects of corruption.