Disrupting wildlife crime networks
We had a powerful idea four years ago. Now we have proved that it works.
Within four years of existence, the Wildlife Justice Commission has:
- conducted 24 investigations throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas
- dismantled 14 criminal networks
- helped to secure close to 100 arrests, focusing on high level criminals
- disseminated 250 intelligence reports
In 2018, the work of the wildlife law enforcement authorities of India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mozambique and Vietnam, had, with our help, a major impact on the trafficking of threatened and critically endangered species. We delivered intelligence and evidence, some from cases that had been ongoing for two years. This resulted on the arrest of 22 high-level traffickers and the seizure of hundreds of live animals and their parts. These results also helped to identify other key players along the supply chain.
Interested in more results? Read our Annual Report 2018.
Watch this undercover video of our investigators posing as buyers and meeting with wildlife trafficker identified as ‘Nazim’ at a hotel in Malaysia.
Our investigator alerts the Malaysian police who proceeds to arrest the wildlife trafficker and seizes 28 endangered black pond turtles at scene.