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GSG / CEASG's Tim Wittig in the New York Times on illicit trade

26 September 2018
Tim Wittig
Tim Wittig
In the West, “organized criminals live in a somewhat parallel society,” said Tim Wittig, a conservation scientist at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. But among wildlife traffickers, “the big criminals are typically also big business people.”

“Usually, they’re involved in logistics-type businesses — trading or shipping companies, for example — or in commodity-based ones, which is why it’s easy for them to move things around,” he added.  

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/science/poaching-conservation-rhinos-elephants.html

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