Contemporary Status of Illicit Wildlife Genetic Resource Trafficking: Future Policy, Legal and Institutional Consideration of Sustainable Wildlife Conservation in Ethiopia

Mulualem G Tesfahunegny W      

Abstract

This review deals with the issue of wildlife genetic resource trafficking with the objective of providing best policy insight, legislative frameworks and institutional considerations for sustainable wildlife conservation in Ethiopia.  Pertinent literatures were reviewed from books, review articles, full-length manuscripts, short communication, proceeding, working group reports and factsheets. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) came into effect in 1975 to protect endangered species of wild fauna and flora against over-exploitation through international trade. Wildlife crime works against the objective of sustainable wildlife conservation. Globally extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting illicit protected species trafficking. In an effort of foreign countries to combat wildlife trafficking and as part of a larger strategic framework under a continent-wide programme called Africa’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) was established. Furthermore, Ethiopia is a signatory of CITES agreement and are taking various national commitments to halt the hindrances of wildlife trafficking. Nevertheless, Ethiopia is identified both as a source and a key trade hub for illegal ivory trafficking.


MS Received Date:   2016-08-25  MS Accepted Date:  2016-09-19  MS Published Date:  2016-09-24
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Mulualem G, Tesfahunegny W. "Contemporary Status of Illicit Wildlife Genetic Resource Trafficking: Future Policy, Legal and Institutional Consideration of Sustainable Wildlife Conservation in Ethiopia" Journal of Zoology Studies 3.4 (2016): 91-101.
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Mulualem, G., Tesfahunegny, W. (2016). Contemporary Status of Illicit Wildlife Genetic Resource Trafficking: Future Policy, Legal and Institutional Consideration of Sustainable Wildlife Conservation in Ethiopia. Journal of Zoology Studies, 3(4), 91-101.
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Mulualem G, Tesfahunegny W. Contemporary Status of Illicit Wildlife Genetic Resource Trafficking: Future Policy, Legal and Institutional Consideration of Sustainable Wildlife Conservation in Ethiopia. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2016; 3(4): 91-101.
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