Combining forces with the private sector is crucial for us to be able to stop the trafficking of wildlife products. By forming partnerships with businesses in the private sector, United for Wildlife is bringing new voices to the conservation discussion to identify and implement solutions.
The private sector can become involved, often unwittingly, with those who traffic illegal wildlife products – such as ivory, rhino horn and pangolin scales. Illegal wildlife trade is among the five most lucrative global crimes, valued at US$50–150 billion per year, and often run by highly organised criminal networks. Although such networks are difficult to detect and even more difficult to deter, United for Wildlife is working hard with the private sector to stop trafficking.