Event Details

Photograph of a male elephant in Tanzania. Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Convergence of Wildlife Trafficking and Illicit Trade
Dates: 10/02/2013
Time:  1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room
Summary: Learn about illicit commerce and wildlife trafficking.
Fees: Free
Details: Richard Ruggiero, Chief of the Africa Branch of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Division of International Conservation will use his work with Minkebe National Park, Gabon as a case study to discuss the connection between illicit commerce such as gold, arms, drugs, human trafficking, and bushmeat with wildlife trafficking.

Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program.  Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

Contact: Diana Ziegler
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
Phone: 202-208-4743
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