In recent years, Nigeria has emerged as a hotspot for wildlife and forest crime, with the country viewed as a less-risky proposition by wildlife traffickers in other African countries trading everything from elephant ivory and pangolin scales to timber – but all that could be about the change.
Podcast – What on Earth?
Will a new national strategy to tackle environmental crime tame Nigeria’s Wild West?
Welcome back to the EIA What on Earth? podcast.
In this episode, special guest Wilson Ogoke, Wildlife Policy Coordinator with the Africa Nature Investors Foundation, talks with EIA Wildlife campaigners Philip Rekret and Justin Gosling about the country’s new environmental crime strategy and how effective it may prove to be.