Accession Number:

AD1087260

Title:

Illicit Wildlife Resource Exploitation and Transnational Criminal Organizations: A Problem for Military Planners

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,26 Jun 2017,24 May 2018

Corporate Author:

US Army School of Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This monograph explains the double negative impact of wildlife resource exploitation by transnational criminal organizations and provides an example of an operational approach to address the problem. The first case study explains the evolution of poaching enforcement during the development of natural parks in the United States. The second case study uses the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to demonstrate how to turn the illicit trade of wildlife resources into a legitimate and profitable industry. The ultimate aim is to secure wildlife resources, deny transnational criminal organizations the opportunity to exploit wildlife resources, and enable legitimate governments to sustain wildlife populations and profit from their own natural environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Sociology and Law
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE