We hope that other governments recognise the importance of this legislative change and urge them to address wildlife crime as a serious organised crime.
Author: The WJC (Isabel Leal)
Our new criminal intelligence analysis Scaling Up: The Rapid Growth in the Industrial Scale Trafficking of Pangolin Scales (2016-2019) has been published today on the run up to World Pangolin Day.
The Pangolin Crisis Fund has issued a grant to the WJC in support of our investigations into the trafficking of pangolin scales.
Summary of this year's highlights and successes
Using the most up-to-date data, our Ivory Snapshot Analysis shows changes in the criminal dynamics of the transnational trafficking of ivory.
The Vietnamese Environmental Police successfully arrested a suspect and seized 207 kg of ivory in Hanoi.
To mark International Women's Day, we are launching our first podcast with testimonies of women working to put an end to wildlife crime.
Debate on practical measures to address wildlife crime and the corruption that enables it at our event at the UN Headquarters.
A big thank you to the Dutch Postcode Lottery for granting the Wildlife Justice Commission with permanent beneficiary status and a EUR 500,000 donation.
Commonly referred to as the most trafficked mammal in the world, the plight of the pangolin looks bleak.
On 17 January, we convened our annual event for our partners in Amsterdam to update them on our current developments and plans for the near future.
The report details our Operation Dragon, a 2-year investigation (2016-2018) into the multi-million-dollar illegal trade of endangered reptile species in South and Southeast Asia and the scale of the corruption that enables it.