We travel to Uganda, a key stop along the supply chain where high-level corruption is making it easier for terrorist groups to get illegal wildlife products to market. We'll visit China — the number one market for ivory — where new policies may help curb the people's demand. In the United States, we learn what lawmakers and law enforcement are doing to cut off terrorists' newest revenue stream and to crack down on the surprisingly large illegal wildlife market in the West. And we travel to Kenya, where NGO's are helping train former poachers to protect wildlife, and to get community support to do the same.
Plus we learn how this issue has brought together an unlikely coalition: wildlife and conservation groups, anti-terrorist and law enforcement agencies, politicians on both sides of the aisle, sports stars, and Hollywood celebrities.
Featured guests include:
- Crawford Allan: Senior Director of TRAFFIC at the World Wildlife Fund
- Johan Bergenas: Deputy Director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center
- Debbie Banks: Senior Campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency
- Holly Dranginis: Policy Analyst at the Enough Project
- Bob Dreher: Associate Director at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Gretchen Peters: Executive Director at the Satao Project
- Richard Ruggiero: Chief of the Division of International Conservation at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Varun Vira: Lead Analyst at C4ADS
- Juan Zarate: Former Deputy National Security Advisor for combating terrorism in the George W. Bush administration, and Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network