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Pangolin survival: How 'following the money' could save lives

In The News, 10 October 2018
In most cases involving the illegal wildlife trade, convictions are secured by proving possession of animals, or their parts. These are crimes that often result in only minimal penalties - fines and short prison sentences - making it a relatively low-risk activity. It often remains the case that "success" is measured in terms of yearly figures for seizures of banned wildlife products. This contrasts sharply with other international crimes, such as drug-trafficking, where financial investigations and the seizure of money and other assets are priorities.

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Tom Keatinge
Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, RUSI

Tom Keatinge is the Director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI, where his research focuses on matters at... read more

Alexandria Reid
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience

Alexandria Reid is a Research Analyst in the National Security and Resilience team at RUSI. Her current research covers a range of... read more

Cathy Haenlein
Senior Research Fellow, National Security and Resilience

Cathy Haenlein is a Senior Research Fellow in RUSI’s National Security and Resilience Studies group, where she leads the Institute’s... read more