Published in September 2019
This module is a resource for lecturers
This section provides suggestions for post-class assignments for the purpose of assessing student understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section.
Individual take-home assignment
The purpose of this exercise is to allow students to apply their acquired knowledge to a particular illicit wildlife market at the local level while critically thinking about solutions. It further enables students to independently research a species not covered in any depth in this Module and to gain insight into the literature (including academic writing, official reports, publications by international organizations and non-governmental organizations).
Choose one of the following species and conduct your own research on the levels and characteristics of trafficking in this species.
- Fresh water turtles and tortoises
Cover the following points in a research paper of 2,000 words:
- Why is the species targeted for trafficking?
- Scale of trafficking (data, seizures, …)
- Trafficking and sales
- Destination and consumption
- Perpetrators and networks
Alternatively, the in-class exercise on wildlife trafficking cases in the courts can be adapted as a student assessment.