Reversing the Tide of Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking

Reversing the Tide of Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking

Measuring Success through Results

The contents of this report may be read as standalone articles or as successive chapters building up a theme of successful wildlife crime enforcement.


  • How do traffickers operate?
  • Where are animals sourced from / sent to?
  • Where do rhino horn seizures occur?
  • Where do elephant ivory seizures occur?
  • Where do pangolin seizures occur?
  • Where do tiger / big cat seizures occur?


  • Why are some buyers offering outrageous prices?
  • What should alert suspicion?
  • What is an early indicator of potentially serious expansion in wildlife trade?
  • How does one predict the next ‘big thing’?


  • How do traffickers decide on smuggling techniques?
  • Which seized animals may be suitable for repatriation?
  • Which vehicle type is used for reptiles / birds / mammals?
  • Why should transport of captive bred species be interdicted?
  • How can one share enforcement information?


  • How can one measure the success of enforcement efforts?

Policy and Planning

  • Which global and or national systems have proven effective?
  • What are the do’s and don’ts for wildlife enforcement?
  • Which anti-corruption methods work?

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