Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra

by Sumatran Orangutan Society
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra

Project Report | May 9, 2024
International support to combat wildlife crime

By Rhia Docherty | Individual Giving Manager

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States made a groundbreaking commitment to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. They pledged to work together through a document called the "Statement of Principles for a Multilateral Approach to Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade," aimed at cutting off the financial flows that sustain wildlife crime.

This announcement, which marks the first of its kind globally, comes from a gathering convened by United for Wildlife and was revealed at the United for Wildlife Summit. The idea is simple but powerful: by joining forces internationally, these countries aim to detect and prevent financial activities that support wildlife crime.

The overarching message is clear: collaboration is key. By building strong relationships with other nations and organisations, sharing information effectively, and engaging in open dialogues about threats and trends, these countries believe they can make a real dent in combating organised wildlife crime.

At the Summit, attention was drawn to the successes already achieved through international cooperation, particularly in Southeast Asia. And this united support isn't just about words—it's expected to translate into tangible benefits for endangered species, such as wild orangutans in the rainforests of North Sumatra, who will now enjoy greater protection.

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Sumatran Orangutan Society

Location: Abingdon, Oxon - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @orangutansSOS
Project Leader:
Lucy Radford
Abingdon , Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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