In this special extended episode, we close out our series on poaching with a look at the complicated world of smuggling and trafficking. We discuss the many demands driving the trafficking of wild animals and parts, and explore some solutions to this dreadful problem on the legislative, judicial, and personal levels.

Sources & Links:
Read Jonah’s news article featuring tiger populations in Nepal: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/09/new-survey-results-show-nepal-is-on-track-to-double-its-tiger-population-by-2022/

And read more about anti-trafficking task forces in the United States:
https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/03/268182.htm

Learn more about the USFWS Forensics Lab in Ashland, Oregon:
https://www.fws.gov/lab/

Take action on the Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act bill:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/27?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22wildlife+trafficking+enforcement+act%22%5D%7D

Read about trafficking in Ancient Rome:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/03/exotic-animals-ancient-rome/475704/

Explore all that CITES is about and all the information they have to offer:
https://www.cites.org/

Fall in love with the pangolin:
https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/pangolin

See what TRAFFIC does and why they’re an authority on the wildlife trade:
https://www.traffic.org/

Learn more about the Lacey Act – we know you want to:
https://www.fws.gov/international/laws-treaties-agreements/us-conservation-laws/lacey-act.html

Lastly, find us on Facebook and Instagram @ Conservation Chronicles, and visit the show’s webpage at conservationchronicles.podbean.com. And thank you for listening!

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