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Wildlife Trafficking and Poaching: Contemporary Context and Dynamics for Security Cooperation and Military Assistance, by Dr. Christopher Jasparro, examines the impact wildlife crime has played on exacerbating the delicate security situation in Africa, and the effectiveness of the security cooperation and assistance programs that have formed as a result. Wildlife crime has become a significant international security issue as poaching is used to fund terrorism, drug trades, and other illicit activities that destabilize local African governments and endanger vulnerable species. Wildlife crime is complex and varied with no individual solution. To combat this growing issue, plans and programs carefully crafted to address the context of each unique threat and the strategic environment is required to prevent creating unintended negative consequences.
United States Naval War College Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, Poaching, Africa, Wildlife Trafficking, Ivory, Security Cooperation
Jasparro, Christopher, "Wildlife Trafficking and Poaching: Contemporary Context and Dynamics for Security Cooperation and Military Assistance" (2018). CIWAG Case Studies. 17.