Ofir Drori Patricia Tricorache Daniel Stiles Jenny Desmond Ian Redmond

How politics, economics and corruption fuel live great ape trafficking

A Talk by Ofir Drori , Ian Redmond OBE , Patricia Tricorache , Daniel Stiles and Jenny Desmond

About this Talk

This webinar will discuss the evolution of the under-reported great ape black market. The webinar will feature experts in the field who will discuss the findings of the report "Empty forests: How politics, economics and corruption fuel live great ape trafficking" and their implications for great ape conservation efforts. They will also discuss the challenges of mitigating the illegal trade in great apes, including the political and economic interests of corrupt government and law enforcement officials that facilitate the trade, and the under-reporting of great apes seized in illegal trade incidents.

18 May 2023, 04:00 PM

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

About The Speakers

Ofir Drori

Ofir Drori

Director, Eco Activists for Governance and Law Enforcement (EAGLE)


Ian Redmond

Ian Redmond OBE

Chairman, Ape Alliance


Patricia Tricorache

Patricia Tricorache

Illegal Wildlife Trade Expert

Illegal Wildlife Trade expert with 18 years' experience, currently collaborating with Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and as an investigator with the Alliance to Counter Crime Online (ACCO).


Daniel Stiles

Daniel Stiles

Wildlife trafficking investigator


Jenny Desmond

Jenny Desmond

Founder, Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection, Partners in Animal Protection and Conservation

Jenny Desmond is Founder of both Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection in West Africa and Partners in Animal Protection and Conservation in the U.S.