Now that some understanding of the scope and scale of wildlife trafficking has been detailed, notably within the limitations regarding the accuracy and amount of information obtainable, the reasons why it is important to combat this green crime will be analysed. The illegal wildlife trade presents a number of risks and threats to a number of different aspects of societies, communities and ecosystems around the world. The aspects can be broken down into environmental, economic, human well being and national security impacts. Each of these will be explored in turn to demonstrate why it is significant and urgent that more efforts are employed to decrease this green crime.
KeywordsInvasive Species Wild Boar National Security Zebra Mussel United States Geological Survey
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