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Battling the illegal wildlife trade

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To the Editor — The illegal wildlife trade is one of the most profitable organized crime networks globally. Millions of live animals, billions of kilograms of bushmeat, and large quantities of ivory and furs are traded annually worldwide 1 .

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  1. Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA.

    • Kathleen A. Alexander
    •  & Claire E. Sanderson
  2. Center for African Resources: Animals, Communities and Land use (CARACAL), Kasane, Botswana.

    • Kathleen A. Alexander
    •  & Claire E. Sanderson

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Correspondence to Kathleen A. Alexander.