On Oct. 11 and 12, WCS joined leaders from around the world at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London to work toward better protection for some of the world's most iconic species.
The Latest from London
WCS's John Calvelli on Medium
Wildlife crime is serious crime and it should be treated as such, experts in London emphasize.
WCS's Elizabeth Bennett on Medium
We have an opportunity to head off a new, emerging wildlife trafficking crisis.
WCS's Andrew Dunn on Medium
To confront this illicit trade, a focus mainly on support for site-based law enforcement.
WCS's Susan Lieberman on Medium
Governments must demonstrate true political will to combat the corruption behind wildlife trafficking.
Combating Wildlife Trafficking
What is WCS's Role at the Conference?
Prior to the event, Sue Lieberman, Vice President for International Policy, spoke about WCS's priorities for London and what she and her colleagues would like to see happen.
WCS: What does the organization hope will be accomplished in London?
Sue Lieberman: We hope that governments go beyond a reiteration of earlier commitments, and agree to work together to truly combat wildlife trafficking, by: treating wildlife crime as serious transnational crime; using intelligence-led enforcement; and prioritizing investigations and enforcement that disrupt and dismantle criminal networks.