Author: The WJC

Ah Nam: The Downfall of Vietnam’s Wolf of Wall Street
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Ah Nam: The Downfall of Vietnam’s Wolf of Wall Street

The Wildlife Justice Commission has published a report on the rise and fall of one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife traffickers. Nguyen Van Nam, referred to in the report as Ah Nam, was the focus of a Wildlife Justice Commission investigation from 2016 until 2019.

World Rhino Day 2022: Putting rhinos back on the radar
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World Rhino Day 2022: Putting rhinos back on the radar

Law enforcement agencies globally must address rhino horn trafficking as a form of transnational organised crime along with an increased focus on the higher level actors in the rhino horn supply chain. This was the key message that emerged from a joint webinar hosted by WWF South Africa and the Wildlife Justice Commission to mark World Rhino Day 2022.

Arrest of Major rhino poaching trafficker in Mozambique
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Arrest of Major rhino poaching trafficker in Mozambique

On 27 July 2022, the Wildlife Justice Commission provided support to the Serviço Nacional de Investigação Criminal (SERNIC) during the arrest of a well-known rhino horn trafficker, Simon Valoyi, also known as Navara. The Wildlife Justice Commission acknowledges the outstanding work of SERNIC in bringing this suspect to justice.

Prosecutors and forestry officials in Lao PDR receive training to step up the fight against wildlife crime
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Prosecutors and forestry officials in Lao PDR receive training to step up the fight against wildlife crime

To strengthen the legal approach to wildlife crime in the Golden Triangle Region, the Wildlife Justice Commission, in collaboration with WWF, provided a training to local prosecutors and forestry officials in Lao PDR to improve their knowledge base and introduce them to a set of techniques that would allow for more efficient prosecution of wildlife crime.