Whatever Will Sell They Will Take - Trafficking of Wildlife, Resources, Cultural Artifacts and Humans in Times of Conflict

May 18, 2021 11:00 am — 12:30 pm


This conference is co-sponsored by the ABA International Law Section, International Animal Law Committee; the ABA ILS Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, the International Criminal Law Committee and the International Human Rights Committee; the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) Endangered Species Committee and the International Environmental and Resources Law Committee; the ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Animal Law Committee; and the Environmental Law Institute.

Trafficking is an opportunistic activity that is not limited to one type of property. When there is opportunity, whether created by war, natural disaster, famine or disease, organized criminals will take what will sell. This program will discuss the illegal activities and methods used by traffickers to loot the cultural, human, wildlife and resource wealth of areas and turmoil. We will examine the impacts of trafficking including the proliferation of zoonotic pathogens, and will examine legal and enforcement strategies and reforms needed to quell trafficking.

Andrew Schatz, Conservation International, Moderator
Jane M. Creighton, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
Dr. Juliana Machado Ferreira, Freeland Brasil
John Scanlon, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime
Peter Karl Tompa, Global Heritage Alliance
Dr. Tanya Wyatt, Northumbria University

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