The effects of doing nothing are irreversible. Many endangered species face imminent extinction, marine habitats and fish stocks are collapsing and natural habitats are being lost forever due to illegal logging.
Wildlife Justice Commission, a new and distinctive approach
The Wildlife Justice Commission is an innovative justice accountability mechanism for wildlife, which was set up in the Netherlands in March 2015, to help ensure that governments and other judicial bodies enforce the rule of law against perpetrators of wildlife crimes. Our focus is on the rule of law and its activation.
Illegal and unregulated fishing is thought to account for 30% of the global catch and approximately 50% of all seafood sold in Europe has illegal origins. It’s estimated that between 11-25 million tonnes of fish is caught via illegal or unregulated fishing annually.
We’re a new, international not-for-profit organization operating globally to disrupt and help dismantle transnational organized wildlife crime and the corruption that enables it to flourish.