CIVIL SOCIETY’S POTENTIAL TO DISRUPT ILLEGAL ENVIRONMENTAL TRADE

Client
GLOBAL INITIATIVE AGAINST TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME
Faculty
Vanessa L. Deane
Team
Kha Dang, Kylie McDowell, Alex Ruzevich, Jacquelyn Spade

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GITOC) seeks to create and promote innovative strategies to fight international criminal networks. GITOC engaged a team to analyze civil society’s role in disrupting the illegal wildlife and environmental product trade in Vietnam and Indonesia. The team conducted a literature review of the illicit environmental and wildlife trade in Indonesia and Vietnam, and interviewed stakeholders representing law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, public media, and international and local nongovernmental organizations. The team’s comprehensive report includes visual media tools; recommendations to support GITOC’s efforts in disrupting environmental transnational organized crime; an analysis of opportunities for civil society to reduce environmental crime; and recommendations for capacity building and cooperation between local and national agencies and law enforcement.

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