The Illegal Wildlife Trade, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016 Inside the World of Poachers, Smugglers and Traders Studies of Organized Crime Series, Vol. 15
Auteur : van Uhm Daan P.
In this book the author examines the illegal wildlife trade from multiple perspectives: the historical context, the impact on the environment, the scope of the problem internationally, the sociocultural demand for illegal products, the legal efforts to combat it, and several case studies from inside the trade. The illegal wildlife trade has become a global criminal enterprise, following in the footsteps of drugs and weapons. Beyond the environmental impact, financial profits from the illegal wildlife trade often fund organized crime groups and violent gangs that threaten public safety and security in myriad ways.
This innovative volume covers several key questions surrounding the wildlife trade: why is there a demand for illegal wildlife products, which actors are involved in the trade, how is the business organized, and what are the harmful consequences. The author performed ethnographic fieldwork in three key markets: Russia, Morocco, and China, and has constructed a detailed picture of how the wildlife trade operates in these areas.
Conversations with informants directly involved in the illegal business ensure unique insights into this lively black market. In the course of his journey the author follows the route of the illegal wildlife trade from poor poaching areas to rich business districts where corrupt officials, legally registered companies, wildlife farms and sophisticated criminal organizations all have a share. A fascinating look inside the world of poachers, smugglers and traders.
Introduction.- Chapter 1: Wildlife trade through the ages.- Chapter 2: The sixth mass extinction.- Chapter 3: Imperialism and criminalization.- Chapter 4: Crimes against nature.- Chapter 5: Enter the field of wildlife.- Chapter 6: The numbers of the trade.- Chapter 7: Black caviar.- Chapter 8: Monkey business.- Chapter 9: Crime to cure.- Chapter 10: Overarching views and the future.- Conclusion.- Appendices.
Dr. Daan P. van Uhm is Assistant Professor at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He conducted research on various forms of environmental crime, such as transnational illegal wildlife trafficking, deforestation and timber trade in Southeast Asia and the illegal trade in dogs in Europe, and assisted in several lawsuits. During 2012-2015, Daan van Uhm worked as a PhD candidate at the Willem Pompe Institute and he obtained his PhD in criminology at Utrecht University in 2016. Van Uhm primarily focuses on research in the context of green crimes and harms.
Presents unique insights into the actors and organization of networks involved in the illegal wildlife trade
Date de parution : 06-2018
Ouvrage de 328 p.
Date de parution : 11-2016
Ouvrage de 328 p.