Combating Wildlife Crime: Toward an Integrated Approach

June 19, 2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Contact: Meredith Gore

Around the world, poaching and trafficking of illegal wildlife products is rising. And even though awareness has grown and interventions have increased to address the issue, wildlife populations threatened by this illegal activity continue to decline. Human behavior, specifically non-compliance with wildlife laws and purchasing behaviors, are central to this conservation concern. Motivations for these behaviors are diverse and context-specific, and understanding these variables is imperative to creating successful interventions. A key strategy for targeting non-compliance is law enforcement, which has improved the effectiveness of conservation efforts in many contexts. However, a multi-pronged approach is needed not only to address illegal behavior, but also to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products. Learn from our expert panelists how to integrate social sciences to create successful interventions. 

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Meredith Gore, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Fisheries & Wildlife 
Michigan State University

Daphne Carlson-Bremer, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Branch Chief
Combating Wildlife Trafficking Strategy and Partnerships
USFWS, International Affairs

Ryan Noel
Special Agent in Charge
USFWS, Office of Law Enforcement, Northeast Region

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