Fuller Symposium 2012: Conservation Crime | November 14, 2012 | National Geographic Society | Washington, D.C.
We are in the midst of a crisis.The criminal exploitation of nature — the illegal killing, capture, and trade of wild species — has escalated to the point where it could undo generations of conservation efforts.
Scientific advancements, innovative technologies, and strengthened policy initiatives have the potential to turn the tide against the organized crime syndicates pushing many of our most iconic species toward extinction and putting local communities at risk.
Global leaders shared their insights on the growing crisis of wildlife crime at the 2012 Fuller Symposium. The symposium was held on November 14, 2012 at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.
Rebecca MooreEngineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach and Earth Engine
Geospatial technologies for tracking and reducing conservation crime
Dr. Robert D. HormatsUnder Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
U.S. Department of State
Wildlife Diplomacy in Action
Dr. Kent ButtsDirector, National Security Issues Branch, Center for Strategic Leadership
U.S. Army War College
Conservation crime: the national security dimensions
Dr. Elizabeth BennettVice President for Species Conservation
Wildlife Conservation Society
Boots, science, and policy: the essential trinity to combat wildlife crime