Countering the wildlife trafficking and poaching threat

National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, discusses her new book “The Extinction Market: Wildlife Trafficking and How to Counter It.” She explains the threats posed by poaching, trophy hunting, and wildlife trafficking, and what policy measures can be taken to combat them.

Also in this episode, John Austin explains why we should not paint the Rust Belt region with one broad brush, and what policies really matter for the Rust Belt’s revival in the latest installment of our Metro Lens segment.

Show notes:

The Extinction Market: Wildlife Trafficking and How to Counter It

On the vices and virtues of trophy hunting

Making a killing: The nexus of terrorism and wildlife trafficking

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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