Thai Environmental Lawyers Visit WCL To Discuss Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

On April 2, a group of lawyers from Thailand came to WCL to meet with environmental law faculty, students, and alumni and to discuss illegal wildlife trafficking. The Thai lawyers were on an official State Department visit. This group of lawyers who work in environmental enforcement came to WCL to discuss endangered species and combating illegal wildlife trafficking. Professor Bill Snape along with alumae Melissa Blue Sky ('11), now an attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law, and several environmental law students, welcomed the delegation to WCL. The conversation centered on illegal wildlife trafficking and CITES, as southeast Asia is currently a place where a significant amount of illegal wildlife trade is ongoing.