Foreign Affairs published my article today on how trade bans are failing to stop the poaching of wildlife from Africa.
It argues that:
“Wildlife trade bans are failing because they have run into the same basic problem as the war on drugs. Prohibitions on trading wildlife products such as tusks and timber have ultimately made them more valuable, and criminal organizations have moved in and taken over the market”.
Here is the ungated version. The article was published in a personal capacity and does not necessarily represent the views of ITC for whom I work.