Sustainability vs. Overexploitation: A Nexus Between Illegal Wildlife Trafficking and the Climate Crisis
International and domestic legal communities have long understood the need to incorporate sustainable development into policy practices. Yet, the ongoing dual drivers of biodiversity loss — illegal wildlife trafficking and the climate crisis — show a critical failure in our policy systems. Join Spring A. Gaines, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, as she discusses how national and international policies fail to implement the idea of sustainability into protecting ecosystems that are continuously overexploited to their own detriment, while exploring how this oversight impacts species in different parts of our natural world. A brief Q&A to follow.
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