Head of National CITES Enforcement Team in the UK, Grant Miller, says wildlife trafficking is endemic across the world, with sophisticated syndicates making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to tackle the issue.
He says clear lines of communication need to be ensured between countries, committing to global operations to target criminals.
When one country develops a best practice in tackling a problem, we share that quickly across nations so that we can all benefit and ultimately our population grows confident that government action is both transparent and robust against these criminals.— Grant Miller, Head of National CITES Enforcement Team in the UK
Speaking on the challenges it presents in Africa, Miller says wild life farms and zoos have often been implicated in the laundering of illegally acquired wildlife.
It is certainly a challenge for African states, he adds.
Africa presents many unique challenges here in the area of wildlife crime. We will have to find a very wide range of solutions to tackle all the problems that potentially may well present themselves.— Grant Miller, Head of National CITES Enforcement Team in the UK
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