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Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking in Africa: An Overview [September 13, 2021]   [open pdf - 529KB]

From the Overview: "Wildlife poaching -- the illegal hunting or capture of wild animals -- occurs in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Africa), a biodiverse region. Poaching is a component of wildlife trafficking (i.e., illegal trade in wildlife). International demand, particularly from Asia, drives poaching and trafficking of certain high-profile African wildlife products, and threatens some species' long-term viability. The role of poaching and wildlife trafficking in reducing biodiversity and disrupting ecosystems, supporting transnational criminal and militant groups, spreading zoonotic diseases, and weakening the rule of law has prompted international concern and led some in the 117th Congress to propose legislation to address such challenges."

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CRS In Focus, IF11923
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2021-09-13
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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