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Green and red parrot in a Peruvian nature preserve

With a grant awarded from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), CLALS has launched a new two-year project intended to provide a detailed snapshot of the extent and operation of the clandestine wildlife trafficking and logging industries throughout the region, including their increasing impact on vulnerable or endangered species and the role of criminal organizations in both industries.

This project is a collaboration between CLALS and InSight Crime, a non-profit journalism and investigative organization hosted by CLALS and with an office in Medellín, Colombia, that specializes in organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. This initiative is led by CLALS Director Eric Hershberg and InSight Crime Co-Directors Steve Dudley and Jeremy McDermott.