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Issue 48 | May 02, 2013

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Heads of UNODC and CITES urge wildlife and forest offences to be treated as serious transnational organized crimes

At the 22nd Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the heads of two UN bodies called on countries to recognize wildlife and forest crimes as a serious form of organized crime and strengthen penalties against criminal syndicates and networks profiting from such illegal trade. Yury Fedotov (UNODC) and John E. Scanlon (CITES) urged the international community to intensify its response to this international criminal activity, particularly in the areas of legislation, law enforcement, criminal analysis and international cooperation. [Read More].

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