Illegal E-waste Transports: Exploring their Harmfulness, Scale, Social Organization and Governance
This chapter explores the background and history of the creation of International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC). The ICCWC partners are a conglomeration of different types of organisations that inevitably have different missions and different objectives. The use of the term 'wildlife crime' was also explored, but as this can be used as a generic term to refer to a variety of crimes in addition to wildlife trafficking. Wildlife crime is not the main focus of either the World Bank, the World Customs Organisation (WCO), nor the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The WCO's organisational purpose is similar to Interpol's, including a focus on law enforcement and compliance. Another way to gauge increased global consciousness of wildlife trafficking is to assess the issue's newsworthiness by examining media coverage. Of further interest is where the news media coverage was coming from and which countries or regions of the world were being discussed in context of wildlife trafficking.