Strengthening legal frameworks for licit and illicit trade in wildlife and forest products

This analysis aims to identify useful components of existing instruments and possible issues with the content of those instruments, which could benefit from future attention by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of national governments. Such issues might concern unregulated, insufficiently regulated or even over-regulated activities. Although the implementation and enforcement of such instruments is also important, this analysis focuses on the instruments themselves, leaving the analysis of their implementation and enforcement to future studies.