"Political will" needed to stop US$23bn illegal wildlife trade

Wildlife. UN Photo/E Darroch

Political will is needed to stop the illegal trafficking in wildlife in Africa according to the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.

African Heads of State are currently discussing the first ever continent-wide strategy to combat the US$23 billion a year trade in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville.

The trade includes elephant tusks and rhino horns as well as other flora and fauna.

Eleuterio Guevane asked UNDP's Global Wildlife Enforcement Advisor, Paul Harrison, what progress he expected in Brazzaville

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