US and UK see eye to eye on ending illegal wildlife trade
In recent months, the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom has been intensively scrutinized. Much has been written about fraying in the alliance and alleged personality differences between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden.
The visit of Johnson to the White House should dispel these notions.
The increasingly complex geopolitics of the next decade demand that the alliance between the British and American governments, business communities and non-profit sectors only deepen.
While Washington and London have distinct interests and unique strengths, these should be viewed as complementary.
An existing avenue for partnership that can only grow stronger is combating illegal wildlife trafficking. The kleptocracy, habitat destruction and transnational criminal activity behind illegal wildlife trafficking is a common threat for both British…