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Wildlife Trafficking by Parcel Service: A National Problem that Threatens Biodiversity

  • Carolina Citlalli Carrillo-Páez
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)

Abstract

The dynamics of wildlife trafficking involve operations contravening local, national, and international laws, which are low cost to and of minimal risk to offenders. Offenders exploit the poor monitoring occurring along trafficking routes. In Mexico, in recent years the use of national and international mail for the sending of wildlife has been detected. The law enforcement authority does not yet have the ability to verify all goods shipped as parcels, and detection of illicit goods depends to a large extent on the ability of the courier companies shipping the parcels. Verification of shipments is further complicated because there are no typical and/or repetitive modes of operation on the part of traffickers. Environmental authorities and private and public parcel services should strengthen their actions and technical-operative capacities to detect this type of illegality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina Citlalli Carrillo-Páez
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  1. 1.Procuraduria Federal de Protección al Ambiente (PROFEPA)México CityMéxico

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