Wildlife crime is a €20bn a year illegal business
Wildlife crime is a €20bn a year illegal business
Only drug trafficking, counterfeiting and human trafficking are thought to bring in higher revenues for transnational organized 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.

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 crimes. But all this is, unfortunately, not enough to tackle the problem.

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.

Fisheries crime is a €10-20bn a year illegal business
Fisheries crime is a €10-20bn a year illegal business
Illegal fishing is a major threat to the sustainability of the world's fisheries.

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.

Wildlife trafficking is the 4th largest illegal trade in the world
Wildlife trafficking is the 4th largest illegal trade in the world
The Wildlife Justice Commission investigates global organized criminal networks illegally trading in endangered wildlife species (fauna & flora), timber and fisheries.

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.

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Read more: Undercover footage Vietnam
Undercover footage Vietnam
Undercover footage Vietnam
Read more: Public Hearing on our Investigation in Viet Nam 14 & 15 November 2016
Public Hearing on our Investigation in Viet Nam 14 & 15 November 2016
Read more: How to register for the Public Hearing 14 & 15 November?
How to register for the Public Hearing 14 & 15 November?
Read more: Viet Nam wildlife crime investigation: Public Hearing announced
news - 15 Sep 2016
Viet Nam wildlife crime investigation: Public Hearing announced
Read moreViet Nam wildlife crime investigation: Public Hearing announced
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Read more: Collaboration between Malaysia’s wildlife crime unit and the Wildlife Justice Commission leads to significant arrests & the disruption of two transnational wildlife criminal networks
news - 02 Sep 2016
Collaboration between Malaysia’s wildlife crime unit and the Wildlife Justice Commission leads to significant arrests & the disruption of two transnational wildlife criminal networks
Read moreCollaboration between Malaysia’s wildlife crime unit and the Wildlife Justice Commission leads to significant arrests & the disruption of two transnational wildlife criminal networks