Wildlife Trafficking

Environmental Security

Wildlife Trafficking

Valued at $8 to $10 billion annually, wildlife trafficking finances criminal networks and terrorist groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army and al-Shabaab. The foundation of Stimson’s work on Wildlife Trafficking is Project Ngulia, a capacity-building project in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya. Between 2013-2017, Stimson worked with partners across sectors and in several continents to develop a command, control, and communications (C3) system to enhance the rangers’ ability to enforce the reserve. While research, analysis, and publications often comprise the core the work done by think tanks, this project embodies Stimson’s model of implementing ideas in the real world. 

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Research and Analysis

February 5, 2018

On October 23, 2017 the Stimson Center, United States Department of State, and Michigan State University co-hosted a workshop on leveraging geospatially-enabled information to combat wildlife trafficking, one of the largest illicit markets in the world.

March 14, 2017

This post is part of the Natural Security Forum blog, which provides quick analysis from the Natural Security Forum team and outside contributors.

March 14, 2017

This post is part of the Natural Security Forum blog, which provides quick analysis from the Natural Security Forum team and outside contributors.

March 8, 2017 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

In September 2013, a Stimson Center team visited Tsavo West National Park, home to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, a 100-square-kilometer reserve which, at the time, held around 60 of Kenya’s 650 black rhinos.

May 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Big things are happening in the world of wildlife preservation.
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