We are extremely proud to have such well renowned donors as our funders. The financial support is crucial for all our work, as are the open discussions and feedback we receive. We are enormously grateful for their valued engagement in our work.
During the “Goed Geld Gala” of the Nationale Postcode Loterij, held on 6 February 2017, our “wildest” dreams came true. The Wildlife Justice Commission has been the very fortunate recipient of a three-year grant with a value of 2,5 Million Euro. This financial core support allows us to further enhance the organization and make long term commitments.
We are very grateful for the large grant we recently received from the Swedish Postcode Foundation which enables us to investigate criminal syndicates operating on the African continent and engaged in the trafficking of several iconic endangered species.
The WJC has collected valuable intelligence on wildlife trafficking networks operating in both Africa and Asia. With a generous grant from the Wildcat Foundation we are able to continue working to collect actionable evidence and intelligence that we will provide to law enforcement agencies with the hope of affecting the arrest of several major wildlife traffickers.
In 2016 we received a large contribution from Stichting Dioraphte. Dioraphte’s Nature Conservation grant enables us to start our first investigation in an African source country. We will investigate criminal networks involved in the transnational trafficking of endangered species and will focus on their modus operandi and supply chain.
In December 2015, the Wildlife Justice Commission received a tremendous grant of € 586.000 from the Oak Foundation. With this grant, we can expose, disrupt and dismantle key transnational wildlife organised crime networks. This grant will support national authorities in enforcing their laws against key perpetrators of wildlife crime. The support from the Oak Foundation goes far beyond financial support. Oak Foundation’s network and advice are valuable assets for our organisation.
In 2015 we received a very generous contribution from Adessium for our investigations and the supporting activities. It enables us to conduct an investigation in a demand country and map the trade and the people involved. Furthermore, Adessium is very helpful in bringing us in contact with other foundations that could be valuable for us, in terms of financial support or leading to cooperation on the operational level.
At the end of 2016 we were pleasantly surprised with the core grant from the Brook Foundation. It enables us to help fund spin-off investigations or support the organisation in The Hague.
Both WNF and Peace Parks Foundation have been extremely important founding partners. With their financial support, obtained though the Nationale Postcode Loterij’s “Dream Fund” in 2014, the concept has been developed and the organisation set up. The input both organisations have given us during the development of the concept has been key. Both the WNF and Peace Parks Foundation continuously help our organisation whether with fundraising, opening doors or giving advice during the realisation of our process.
The grant of the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation enables us to expose, disrupt, and ultimately help dismantle key transnational wildlife crime networks active in poaching and trafficking of endangered species and illegal wildlife products from South East Asia to Europe, the United States, and the rest of the world.
We are grateful for the support we receive from the Dutch government, both financially and through their valuable advice. In addition, we are grateful for the subsidy given to us by the Minister for Agriculture in 2015. The Wildlife Justice Commission is also pleased with the Dutch Government’s official policy of fighting wildlife crime.
The Hague is the City of Peace and International Justice, and also the city where our office is located. The financial support the Municipality of The Hague has given us has been very instrumental in the start-up phase of our organisation. The three-year grant contributes to our annual costs.