Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India was invited as a speaker at the Annual Summit on Anti-Money Laundering organized by Fintelekt to draw the attention of the financial sector towards the close links between wildlife trafficking and money laundering.
- Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director WCS-India
The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 lists wildlife trade as a predicate offence, but remains an extremely underutilized provision. Close engagement with the financial sector will help follow the money and effectively dismantle wildlife trafficking syndicates. WCS-India endeavours to strongly support agencies that work to crack down on money laundering.