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Combating Wildlife Trafficking
August 19, 2019 - August 24, 2019
12 visitors from multiple countries will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following specific objectives for the project outlined by the Department of State:
- Assess U.S. efforts to deter poaching and trafficking of wildlife resources through wildlife protection policies, law enforcement, and criminal prosecution;
- Explore approaches taken by non-governmental organizations, citizens, and private organizations to promote and support wildlife protection and discourage consumer demand;
- Discuss international collaboration at the federal and state levels to combat wildlife poaching and strengthen global cooperation against wildlife trafficking; and
- Examine the harmful impact of international wildlife trafficking on political, economic, environmental, and social stability.