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.
Presenting the case for tackling corruption and environmental crime at the 9th CoSP to UNCAC
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.
Assessing wildlife trade on e-commerce sites in China, with a focus on mammoth ivory
The Wildlife Justice Commission is concerned by the sheer amount of mammoth ivory products for sale on Chinese e-commerce sites. Mammoth ivory may perpetuate the demand for elephant ivory. More research is needed to understand the supply chain.
Giant clam shells, ivory, and organised crime: Analysis of a potential new nexus
Giant clam shell seizures in the Philippines have risen sharply in both frequency and volume over the past three years. The scale of these seizures points towards the involvement of organised crime. Our latest report takes a closer look at the evolving dynamics of the giant clam shell trade.
Convergence of wildlife crime with other forms of organised crime
The Wildlife Justice Commission’s new report demonstrates that wildlife crime is a cross-cutting criminal activity which cannot be tackled in isolation from other crimes.
Wildlife crime: the soft underbelly of organised crime
Wildlife crime is believed to intersect with other transnational organised crimes. Our webinar with UNODC and our new briefing paper expose how intelligence analysis can lead to a greater understanding of this crime convergence.
World Elephant Day: No room for complacency in the fight against ivory trafficking
Data from our investigations indicates a declining trend in the value of raw ivory since 2017 while trafficking persists, with criminal networks able to smuggle large quantities despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Our new investigation reveals the geographical shift of ivory trafficking within Southeast Asia
Findings of our Operation Jeopardy expose the need for international and intelligence-led law enforcement cooperation to deter the trafficking of ivory across the region.
New analysis: Measures to combat COVID-19 impact wildlife trafficking but criminal networks are gearing up to increase operations
Our new analysis Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on wildlife trafficking highlights that wildlife trafficking continues despite global travel restrictions and lockdown measures.
New report analyses unprecedented levels of pangolin trafficking, urging stakeholders to tackle it as transnational crime
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.
Analysis: Current data shows significant changes in dynamics of ivory trafficking
Using the most up-to-date data, our Ivory Snapshot Analysis shows changes in the criminal dynamics of the transnational trafficking of ivory.
Operation Dragon: New evidence of the scale of corruption in the illegal turtle and tortoise trade in Southeast Asia
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.