國際野生動物交易監控網(TRAFFIC International)宣傳部主任扎因(Sabri Zain)說，盜獵者使用的犯罪網路及方法，和軍火販、毒品私梟並無不同。
斯坎倫說，用來取締非法持有、交易兩爬動物的國際刑警作業平台(INTERPOL's Operation RAMP)，最近一次的執法成果，便是「全球執法警力聯手遏止環境犯罪的最佳案例。」該作業平台在今年9-10月的運作期間，結合5大洲51國的警力，致力打擊非法貿易兩爬動物，總計在全球取締沒入數千隻動物，以及總值2500多萬歐元的動物製品。
The police agencies of the world are supporting INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Programme in an historic display of consensus. Delegates attending INTERPOL's General Assembly in Doha, Qatar last week voted unanimously in favor of a resolution encouraging greater global policing efforts to stem environmental crimes.
Environmental crime encompasses activities ranging from illegal trade in wildlife, timber and marine species, to transborder movements of hazardous waste, and the illicit exploitation of natural resources.
The resolution approved by INTERPOL's 188 national law enforcement authority members recognizes that "environmental crime is not restricted by borders and involves organized crime networks which engage in other crime types including murder, corruption, fraud and theft."
The resolution pledges support to back the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, and to fight environmental crime.
Addressing the Assembly shortly before the resolution was considered by more than 650 delegates from 141 countries, CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon said police agencies are an integral and essential part of the conservation community.
"The endangered fauna and flora of the world cannot be safeguarded without you, without the police," he said.
Sabri Zain, director of advocacy, with the wildlife monitoring network TRAFFIC International, says poachers use the same networks and methods used by arms dealers and drug traffickers.
"We're not talking about poor people, these are professional hunters. They have 4-wheel drives, GPS, and assault rifles," Zain told reporters in a teleconference on tiger conservation today in advance of the world's first global tiger summit opening in St. Petersburg, Russia on Saturday.
"The people there to stop them don't have boots, they are not armed, they may have to take a bus to work, and many park guards and wardens have been killed by poachers," said Zain.
Dr. Barney Long, manager of the Tiger Program with WWF-US told reporters on the call, "Poachers are criminals going into these parks to steal national resources. But in most tiger range states, rangers are not allowed to shoot; that is the choice of each of the 13 tiger range countries."
"Anything coming out of INTERPOL is hugely important. Tigers are very rarely poached in one country and sold in the same country; they are taken across borders. If you were to get the police forces in the 13 countries involved, we could improve tiger conservation, but they're not getting funded to get involved in these crimes. It takes funding."
INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Programme works to provide assistance and support in the enforcement of national and international environmental laws and treaties by working alongside the 188 INTERPOL member countries and their Environmental Crime Committee.
Scanlon said the recent success of INTERPOL's Operation RAMP, a worldwide operation targeting the illegal trade and possession of reptiles and amphibians, is a "prime example of the global law enforcement community's willingness and desire to work together in stemming the effects of environmental crime."
The two month-long RAMP operation in September and October involved law enforcement agencies in 51 countries across five continents taking action against the illegal trade in reptiles and amphibians. It resulted in arrests worldwide and the seizure of thousands of animals as well as of products worth more than 25 million euros.