ICOM NATHIST releases white paper on natural history museums and wildlife trafficking

Recognizing the grave need to curb trafficking of wildlife globally, and natural history museums’ largely untapped ability to contribute to this issue, ICOM NATHIST has collaborated with like-minded institutions to create a framework to facilitate involvement by workers in the field.

white-paper-documentLaunched on October 6, 2016 by the ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group, the document explores the key issues that can be tackled by the field, in various ways:

  • Communication within the sector
  • Building and strengthening partnerships
  • Improving documentation
  • Support and training of front-line professionals
  • Raising public awareness
  • Improving identification methods
  • Museum security
  • Lobbying for improved legislation

To read more and download the white paper, follow this link to the ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group website.

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