New Program Targets Wildlife Trafficking And Corruption In Madagascar

Speeches Shim

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Rosewood logs are part of the system that illegally traffics Madagascar's natural resource to buyers in China

From colorfully patterned radiated tortoises to sea cucumbers, Madagascar’s wildlife ranks among some of the most poached on the planet, with much of the island’s plundered natural resources headed for China.

A new program launched in October by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aims to undermine illegal wildlife trafficking and the corruption that helps it flourish.

USAID’s Countering Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking project is a joint effort with Transparency International Initiative Madagascar and Alliance Voahary Gasy, as well as the international anti-trafficking group TRAFFIC and the World Wildlife Fund.

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Last updated: December 07, 2021

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