“No hope to stop wildlife crime without choking the layer of corrupt government officials, politicians, and security officers.” Andrea Crosta, founder of Elephant Action League and WildLeaks.
Crosta hopes the project will result in pressure from governments such as the United States or the presidents of these countries to remove corrupt officials from positions of power.
M. Brooke Darby, deputy assistant secretary with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, agreed eliminating corruption is one of the most critical aspects of this fight.
See more at: http://trajectorymagazine.com/business-and-technology/item/1812-crowdsourcing-to-combat-poaching.html Trajectory Magazine, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
Picture: White rhino – Credit: Getty/Chris Minihane