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Wildlife Trafficking

A Deconstruction of the Crime, the Victims and the Offenders


Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 1-16
  3. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 17-38
  4. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 39-58
  5. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 59-81
  6. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 82-104
  7. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 105-138
  8. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 139-165
  9. Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 166-182
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-204

About this book


This book provides a unique, comprehensive exploration of the scale, scope, threats and drivers of wildlife trafficking. It also undertakes a distinctive exploration of who the victims and offenders of wildlife trafficking are as well as analysing the stakeholders who are involved in collaborative efforts to end this devastating green crime.


Environmental justice wildlife trafficking green criminology ecology victimology amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Collaboration construction crime driver exploration pattern patterns rivers Scope stakeholder traffic Wildlife

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityUK

About the authors

Tanya Wyatt is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK. Her research focuses on green crimes, such as wildlife trafficking and animal welfare, and these crimes' intersection with organized crime and terrorism. She is currently helping to organise the ESRC Green Criminology Research Seminar Series in the UK.

Bibliographic information


"A superb analysis of how the scourge of their kidnapping and sale is suffered by so many species of wildlife in all regions of planet Earth. Comprehensive in scope and very well crafted in approach." - Piers Beirne, University of Southern Maine, USA

'Tanya Wyatt is one of the leading international analysts of a global trade that is of enormous significance yet was barely noted until quite recently. Illegal trading in wildlife has multiple damaging effects and Wyatt is an expert guide to the problems posed and the policing and policy responses.' - Nigel South, University of Essex, UK

"In this book Tanya Wyatt provides a clear and concise overview of the victims, offenders, impacts and responses to wildlife trafficking on a global scale. Beautifully written, it offers a comprehensive and wide ranging discussion underpinned by a moral stance that reinforces the importance of respect and responsibility on a shared planet. It is both an analysis and a call to action. Not to be missed." - Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia