Over 30 international agencies Tuesday agreed to join up and help combat wildlife crime across the world.
“Every country needs to cooperate to fight against this transnational environment crime,” Thai National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation Department's deputy director Theerapat Prayurasiddhi said.
Ministers and high-level representatives from over 30 countries along with observers from international organisation attended the roundtable Tuesday as part of the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The event, hosted by International Consortium on Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), was held ahead of the first global meeting of wildlife enforcement networks.
The meeting was also attended by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Customs Organisation (WCO), International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), the secretariat of CITES and the World Bank.