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Thursday, February 27, 2014
National Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking and Interpol Officials to Mark World Wildlife Day


On Monday, March 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST
, at an event marking World Wildlife Day, INTERPOL’s Environmental Security Sub-directorate will present an executive summary of two strategic law enforcement reports on wildlife crime: Assessment of Enforcement Responses to Tiger Crime and Elephant Poaching and Ivory in East Africa: Assessment for an Effective Law Enforcement Response.  In addition, representatives of the national wildlife trafficking task force will discuss efforts to eradicate the illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction.

Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Robert G. Dreher, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brooke Darby of the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) will join Benito Perez, Strategic and Operational Advisor of INTERPOL’s Environmental Security Sub-directorate at the event.
 

WHO:             Benito Perez, Strategic and Operational Advisor of INTERPOL’s Environment Security Sub-directorate

Robert G. Dreher, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division

Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Deputy

Brooke Darby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State

             

WHAT:           Officials will discuss joint efforts to combat wildlife crime and the importance of law enforcement engagement to

protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction.

  

WHEN:          Monday, March 3, 2014

                        2:00 p.m. EST

 

WHERE:       INTERPOL Washington

145 N Street NE

Washington, D.C.

                                    OPEN PRESS

 

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Media interested in attending should RSVP to Wyn Hornbuckle at Wyn.Hornbuckle@usdoj.gov . Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Wyn.Hornbuckle@usdoj.gov or 202-514-2007.

 

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