Financial motives drive organised environmental crimes. To help law enforcement agencies 'follow the money', the Wildlife Justice Commission will co-host an online panel discussion with France, titled ‘Addressing illicit financial flows derived from crimes that affect the environment: Good practices and challenges.’
Author: The WJC
The Guardian Nigeria, 10/02/22
Acting on local intelligence, the Nigeria Customs Service conducted an operation in Awoyaya on 2 February 2022, arresting four suspects and seizing 839.40 kilograms of pangolin scales and 145 kilograms of elephant ivory.
Nigerian Tribune, 09/02/22
South China Morning Post, 01/02/22
The Independent, 01/02/22
The Wildlife Justice Commission released a new report on China’s largest ivory smuggling case, detailing the inner workings of a wildlife crime syndicate and what it took to bring it down. Discover the complexity of transnational organised crime and learn useful insights for law enforcement.
To strengthen their legal approach to wildlife crime in the notorious Golden Triangle Region, the Wildlife Justice Commission is collaborating with WWF to provide judicial training for local prosecutors.
Financial Times, 31/12/21
As an organisation, 2021 was our most successful year since our founding in 2015. Much of our efforts in previous years came to fruition, and we played a crucial role in major arrests in Thailand and Nigeria.
The Wildlife Justice Commission has launched a new briefing paper about China’s largest ever ivory trafficking case and is hosting a side event - Tackling corruption linked to environmental crime - with Belgium, France, and the UNODC at the upcoming CoSP to UNCAC to discuss its findings.