In 2015, we had a powerful new idea. Today we know it works.
Our Impact since 2015
Within six years of existence, the Wildlife Justice Commission has:
- conducted 24 investigations throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas
- helped dismantle 35 criminal networks, preventing them from regrouping
- facilitated 155 arrests of high-level criminals, with impressive conviction rates
- shared more than 300 intelligence reports with law enforcement agencies
- helped to seize nearly 3.9 tonnes of ivory, 214 rhino horns, 7.9 tonnes of pangolin scales and other parts from endangered wildlife
- saved over 8,000 vulnerable reptiles, several big cat cubs and primates, including critically endangered baby orangutans, from the illegal pet trade
Our Impact in 2020
Our work contributed to:
- the arrests of 24 high-level traffickers
- the disruption of five criminal networks
- the year saw us strengthen our capabilities to influence policies that will prioritise the fight against wildlife crime, engaging with political, specialist, corporate and mainstream audiences to further our mission.
- we also further expanded our network of allies and partners so our work can make an even greater impact.