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Faces of Assassination - Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime EPISODE 17, 5th February 2021
Mary Rice: Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency
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Mary Rice: Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency

In this episode, we will be hearing about how the illegal wildlife trade, which is worth billions of dollars annually, is driven by demand in Asia and serviced by well-organized transnational criminal networks. But we will also hear about the dangers, threats and sometime murders that conservationist and environmental defenders suffer at the hands of these same criminal networks.

Presenter: Ana Paula Oliveira, Analyst at the Global Initiaitive Against Transnational Organized Crime

Guest: Mary Rice, the Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Profiles mentioned: Wayne Lotter

Reading: Out of Africa: How West and Central Africa have become the epicentre of ivory and pangolin scale trafficking to Asia (EIA Report)

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