Wildlife crime is a €20bn a year illegal business - it is the 4th largest illegal trade in the world
Wildlife crime is a €20bn a year illegal business - it is the 4th largest illegal trade in the world
Only drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking are thought to bring in higher revenues for transnational organised criminal networks.

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 crimes are causing irreversible harm to biodiversity and to the very fabric of human society
Wildlife crimes are causing irreversible harm to biodiversity and to the very fabric of human society
Wildlife crime is much more than the extinction of many endangered species, it also has a disruptive effect on local communities and is even a threat to the security of regions and nations.

Illegal fishing is a major threat to the sustainability of the world’s fisheries and illegal logging has tremendous consequences.

Almost all states have laws prohibiting wildlife crimes, as well as money laundering, tax evasion and corruption
Almost all states have laws prohibiting wildlife crimes, as well as money laundering, tax evasion and corruption
The vast majority of states are signatories to international treaties on wildlife and related crimes. But all this is, unfortunately, not enough to tackle the problem. Every 15 minutes an elephants is killed, every 8 hours a rhino.
Clearly we need a new way of thinking: The Wildlife Justice Commission is an innovative accountability mechanism
Clearly we need a new way of thinking: The Wildlife Justice Commission is an innovative accountability mechanism
We’re a new, independent not-for-profit organisation operating globally to disrupt and dismantle transnational organised wildlife crime and the corruption that enables it to flourish.

We do this by conducting intelligence – led investigations, high level diplomacy  and if necessary a Public Hearing.

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Read more: About the Wildlife Justice Commission
About the Wildlife Justice Commission
About the Wildlife Justice Commission
Read more: Europol and Wildlife Justice Commission team up against environmental crime
news - 13 Mar 2017
Europol and Wildlife Justice Commission team up against environmental crime
Read moreEuropol and Wildlife Justice Commission team up against environmental crime
Read more: Viet Nam Public Hearing November 2016
Viet Nam Public Hearing November 2016
Viet Nam Public Hearing November 2016
Read more: Updates from the Viet Nam Public Hearing
Updates from the Viet Nam Public Hearing
WJC - @WJCommission - 22 Mar
Following the killing in #France, a #Czech zoo has begun sawing off the horns of its 21 #rhinos https://t.co/QjaZln7OeJ
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Read more: World Wildlife Day 2017 – Listen to the Young Voices
news - 03 Mar 2017
World Wildlife Day 2017 – Listen to the Young Voices
Read moreWorld Wildlife Day 2017 – Listen to the Young Voices