This presentation looks at wildlife crime in southern Africa, with particular focus on South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe - drawing from Professor Williams' recent research visit to the area. The presentation also looks at why the international illegal trade in wildlife is estimated to be worth US$23 billion a year, who facilitates it, and who benefits.
An important question is whether Australia could be doing more to limit the trade.
About the speaker
Clive Williams MG had a career in Defence intelligence and security to 2002. He was Director of the forerunner organisation to today's Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation and was Director of Security Intelligence. Since leaving Defence he has been based at ANU and has run Masters courses on national security-related issues at ANU and at other Australian and overseas universities. He works part of the year overseas.