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Wildlife crime and corruption

By Maira Martini
Expert Answer 367

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There are several corruption instruments and approaches that could help in the fight against illicit trade in wildlife, including establishing a strong legal framework against both corruption and wildlife trafficking, human resources management reforms in the public sector, capacity building on both technical and integrity-related issues, and more generally, raising ethical standards across the public sector. In the particular case of wildlife crimes, special attention should be given to mechanisms to address corruption within customs, law enforcement agencies as well as the judiciary.

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