Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:10
Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products. These factors, along with insufficient resources for effective law enforcement, poor judicial system, weak penalty measures, and corruption, have led to an increase in incidences of the crime of plundering wildlife. It has also led to illegal wildlife trade becoming a low risk business with high returns around the world.
Forests of Hope - Africa