The Wildlife Justice Commission organised a hybrid event, focusing on promoting the effective use of the provisions under the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on joint investigations and special investigative techniques to address environmental crimes and the corruption that enables them, on the sidelines of the 32nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).
Author: The WJC
The Wildlife Justice Commission publishes 2022 Annual Report
2022 was our most successful year since our founding in 2015. Our intelligence-led approach allowed us to secure major arrests in, amongst others, Nigeria, Mozambique and Thailand, to deepen our understanding of the criminal dynamics, and to share our expertise with law enforcement, policy makers, and practitioners across the globe.
Advocating for stronger anti-corruption frameworks to protect the environment and wildlife at the 20th IACC
Corruption is a key enabler of environmental crime, including wildlife crime, and the Wildlife Justice Commission is committed to promoting solutions to tackle corruption. We were present at the 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Washington DC and organised a workshop on behalf of the UNCAC Coalition’s Environmental Crime and Corruption Working Group.
Winning big against wildlife crime in 2022
As the Covid-19 pandemic slowly subsided and borders opened this year, criminal networks went back to business as usual, resulting in an increase in poaching and trafficking of wildlife and as a result, an increase of seizures. In response, the Wildlife Justice Commission stepped up its fight against transnational organised wildlife crime.
Speaking for Wildlife Justice at CITES CoP19
The chance to afford greater protection to nearly six hundred species of wildlife was the focus of this year’s CITES CoP19 (Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora at the nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties), which took place in Panama this month.
New protections for sharks, songbirds, frogs and more at CITES trade summit
CITES convention raises alarm over increased seizure of rhino horns
East Mojo, 18/11/22
WJC releases report on nexus between organised crime and illegal tiger trade in Southeast Asia
Financial Crime Digest, 15/11/22
New report by the Wildlife Justice Commission analyses how organised crime capitalises and exploits captive tiger facilities
The Wildlife Justice Commission publishes today a new report, 'To skin a cat: How organised crime capitalises and exploits captive tiger facilities', examining the role of tiger facilities in enabling tiger-related wildlife crime in Southeast Asia.
New report on tiger farms: How organised crime exploits captive tiger facilities
Over the last century, the wild tiger population has fallen to alarmingly low levels. While tigers are adversely affected by climate change, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict, the illegal tiger trade is believed to be the most imminent threat.
To skin a cat: How organised crime capitalises and exploits captive tiger facilities
Over the last century, the wild tiger population has decreased to alarmingly low levels. While tigers are adversely affected by climate change, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict, the illegal tiger trade is said to be the most imminent threat.
Theft from stockpiles, corruption: A new report unpacks what’s driving rhino horn trafficking in SA