Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Feris, Loretta en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Strydom, Tanya en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-28T05:28:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-28T05:28:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Strydom, T. 2017. Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25444
dc.description.abstract Wildlife crime is a longstanding problem. People have always considered living and non-living species as resources and tradable products used for pure economic gain, which then has a negative effect on biodiversity. In addition, wildlife crime involves poachers; armed non-state actors from source nations; international crime groups; institutional corruption across global network chains and a range of players involved in demand countries, which range from organized criminal syndicates, non-state actors and legitimate authorities. States and the International community are responding to wildlife crime in the form of law enforcement and regulatory initiatives. The question therefore arises, why does wildlife crime persist and what is the driving force behind these crimes and the people involved. For example, despite the broad legislative framework, the enforcement or rather lack thereof seems to be the reason that South African rhinos are still facing destruction. This paper aims to evaluate what the relationship is between wildlife crime with rhino poaching as a focus point, corruption and organised crime. It discusses the current enforcement framework, and investigates why the enforcement framework is not supporting the legislative framework. Lastly practical and structural solutions will be discussed and evaluated. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Marine and Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.title Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Institute of Marine and Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname LLM en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Strydom, T. (2017). <i>Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25444 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Strydom, Tanya. <i>"Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25444 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Strydom T. Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, 2017 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25444 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Strydom, Tanya AB - Wildlife crime is a longstanding problem. People have always considered living and non-living species as resources and tradable products used for pure economic gain, which then has a negative effect on biodiversity. In addition, wildlife crime involves poachers; armed non-state actors from source nations; international crime groups; institutional corruption across global network chains and a range of players involved in demand countries, which range from organized criminal syndicates, non-state actors and legitimate authorities. States and the International community are responding to wildlife crime in the form of law enforcement and regulatory initiatives. The question therefore arises, why does wildlife crime persist and what is the driving force behind these crimes and the people involved. For example, despite the broad legislative framework, the enforcement or rather lack thereof seems to be the reason that South African rhinos are still facing destruction. This paper aims to evaluate what the relationship is between wildlife crime with rhino poaching as a focus point, corruption and organised crime. It discusses the current enforcement framework, and investigates why the enforcement framework is not supporting the legislative framework. Lastly practical and structural solutions will be discussed and evaluated. DA - 2017 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2017 T1 - Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros TI - Poaching in context: a critical review of the role that corruption and criminal syndicates play in wildlife crime in South Africa, specifically in so far as it relates to the poaching of rhinoceros UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25444 ER - en_ZA


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