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Strengthening Governance and Reducing Corruption Risks to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade

Lessons from East and Southern Africa

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In countries affected by the illegal wildlife trade, corruption is a key enabler and facilitator. Failure to address this corruption, and the institutional and governance gaps that allow it to take place, make tackling the illegal wildlife trade a significant challenge. This report provides a structured analysis of how corruption facilitates wildlife crime based on research in four source and transit countries in East and Southern Africa. It offers a series of specific recommendations targeted at national governments, donors, and intergovernmental organisations to address the issues of corruption and the illegal wildlife trade.

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IWT and Corruption Risks: Institutional Factors

This chapter conducts an analysis of the wildlife management and conservation authorities’ structures, and the enforcement and corruption gaps across the focus countries. This section also highlights the risks and vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system and the gaps in public accountability that may lead to heightened risks from corruption.

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