Engaging in partnerships to bring together expertise in wildlife trade and money laundering is absolutely necessary to curb illicit financial flows (IFFs) associated with wildlife and other environmental crimes according to the secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Ivonne Higuero.

Delivering a keynote address yesterday at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) High-Level Conference 2021 in Germany, she said that targeting IFFs from these crimes would ensure that wildlife crime becomes a high-risk, low profit undertaking.

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