Voices from the Arena

Voices From The Arena - Episode Five - Ft. Congressmen Jim Costa (D-CA)

March 31, 2022 Focused Conservation Solutions Season 1 Episode 5
Voices from the Arena
Voices From The Arena - Episode Five - Ft. Congressmen Jim Costa (D-CA)
Show Notes

The illegal wildlife trade is one of the world's biggest illicit industries, on par with drugs, arms, and human trafficking. It is also one of the most bipartisan issues in Congress today, a crisis that effects everyone, no matter which side of the isle you represent.

Join us as host Dr Tim Wittig welcomes special guest Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA). Rep. Costa sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee and has traveled extensively in Africa and around the world. His work on the Committee resulted in Rep. Costa’s deep commitment to combatting international wildlife trafficking. With partisan gridlock this midterm election year, he was able to have the House of Representatives pass innovative legislation which works with the US Postal Service to help save endangered species.

We're in for a great discussion about overcoming partisan divisions to combat wildlife trafficking and authorize innovative funding opportunities for wildlife conservation.

This is the fifth episode of Voices from the Arena, a groundbreaking interview series about global wildlife trafficking and the future of politics, business, national security, and the planet.