Convergence - The organised and serious nature of wildlife crimes & how to combat them

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Despite its devastating impacts on biodiversity, our climate, local communities, health, security and entire ecosystems, wildlife crimes remain noticeably absent from international criminal law frameworks, even as the illicit trade has become increasingly intermingled with other organised crimes. Co-hosted by the Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime and Sea Shepherd Legal, this session features experts in the fields of public policy, criminology, and environmental protection to discuss threats posed by the convergence of wildlife with other forms of organised crime, focusing on Africa and Asia, as well as the rationale for a global agreement on wildlife crime under the UNTOC.

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John Scanlon

Seasoned leader in the fields of environment and sustainable development. Chair, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime & UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, founding Chair, International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).

Olivia Swaak-Goldman

26 years of experience in international justice and diplomacy, published extensively on issues of international criminal law and international humanitarian law, lecturer at Harvard and Leiden University.

Annette Hübschle

Policing scholar Dr. Annette Hübschle researches transnational criminal networks and illegal market structures with a specific focus on the illegal wildlife trade, policing challenges and community responses.

Juliana Machado Ferreira

PhD in Genetics. Executive Director of the Freeland office for South America, in Brazil. TED Senior Fellow, Nat Geo Emerging Explorer. Part of the steering group of the EWC - Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime.

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