Stimson in the News

Stimson report on wildlife crime is cited in the Daily Mail (UK)

in Program

The White Widow’s role in the £11billion trade in horns from illegally massacred elephants and rhinos

Poaching and wildlife crimes are
worth an estimated £11billion ($19billion) annually – and it’s terrorist
groups that are cashing in, according to a new report.

U.S
think tank the Stimson Center, which carried out the study, is urging
governments around the world to work with each other, local residents
and the private sector to put a stop to the horrific crimes.

The
most valuable poaching victims are elephants and rhinos that roam
Africa in rapidly decreasing numbers and Al Shabaab, which counts Briton
Samantha Lewthwaite, aka the White Widow, among its members, is one of
the terrorist groups identified as driving the slaughter of the animals.

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