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International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy

Label
International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy
Title
International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global trade in illegal wildlife is a growing illicit economy, estimated to be worth at least $5 billion and potentially in excess of $20 billion annually. Some of the most lucrative illicit wildlife commodities include tiger parts, caviar, elephant ivory, rhino horn, and exotic birds and reptiles. Demand for illegally obtained wildlife is ubiquitous, and some suspect that illicit demand is growing. International wildlife smuggling may be of interest to Congress as it presents several potential environmental and national security threats to the United States. Threats to the environment include the potential loss of biodiversity, introduction of invasive species into U.S. ecosystems, and transmission of disease through illegal wildlife trade, including through illegal bushmeat trade. National security threats include links between wildlife trafficking and organized crime and drug trafficking. Some terrorist groups may also be seeking to finance their activities through illegal wildlife trade, according to some experts. Wildlife source and transit countries may be especially prone to exploitation if known to have weak state capacity, poor law enforcement, corrupt governments, and porous borders
Cataloging source
DTICE
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, Liana S
  • Sheikh, Pervaze A
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International trade
  • Wildlife
  • Law enforcement
  • Sociology and law
  • Congress
  • United states
  • National security
  • Commerce
  • Environments
  • Terrorism
  • Ivory coast
  • Reptiles
  • Smuggling
  • Drug smuggling
  • Commodities
  • Finance
  • Threats
  • Birds
  • Capacity(quantity)
  • Diseases
  • Transmittance
  • Ecosystems
  • Losses
Target audience
adult
Label
International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
50 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318685137
  • (OCoLC)ocn318685137
Label
International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
50 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318685137
  • (OCoLC)ocn318685137

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