"Elephant Poaching and Ivory in East Africa: Assessment for an Effective Law Enforcement Response" is one of the reports to be presented. (Serengeti Park photo)

INTERPOL, DOJ Call Attention to Wildlife Trafficking

Marking World Wildlife Day, INTERPOL's Environmental Security Sub-directorate will present a summary of two law enforcement reports on wildlife crime.

The U.S. Department of Justice is participating in a March 3 event at 2:00 p.m. EST marking World Wildlife Day. INTERPOL's Environmental Security Sub-directorate will present an executive summary of two law enforcement reports on wildlife crime: "Assessment of Enforcement Responses to Tiger Crime" and "Elephant Poaching and Ivory in East Africa: Assessment for an Effective Law Enforcement Response."

Representatives from the national wildlife trafficking task force will discuss efforts to stop illegal wildlife trade and protect endangered species.

DOJ Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Robert G. Dreher, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brooke Darby of the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs will participate along with Benito Perez, Strategic and Operational advisor of INTERPOL's Environmental Security Sub-directorate at the event.

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