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Routine Activity Theory is one of several contemporary “opportunity” theories, and it is discussed here because of its usefulness in understanding the wildlife crime process and informing wildlife crime prevention strategies.
To obtain a more nuanced picture of an illegal wildlife trade, we should carefully consider the actors in the trade, their connections to one another, and the products that they are supplying.
Here are three philosophical approaches to consider when you think about the foundations of a wildlife crime study or prevention projects.
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