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Steve Carmody presenting at CITES CoP19

Speaking for Wildlife Justice at CITES CoP19

The chance to afford greater protection to nearly six hundred species of wildlife was the focus of this year’s CITES CoP19 (Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora at the nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties), which took place in Panama this month.

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Wildlife Kingpin: The rise and fall of Ah Nam

From the Wildlife Justice Commission comes the first-ever in-depth analysis of a real-life investigation into the dark underbelly of wildlife crime. Our new original podcast series: “Wildlife kingpin: the rise and fall of Ah Nam”, follows a team of investigators on the hunt for one of Asia’s biggest traffickers of elephant and rhino products.

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Ah Nam: The Downfall of Vietnam’s Wolf of Wall Street

Ah Nam: The Downfall of Vietnam’s Wolf of Wall Street

The Wildlife Justice Commission has published a report on the rise and fall of one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife traffickers. Nguyen Van Nam, referred to in the report as Ah Nam, was the focus of a Wildlife Justice Commission investigation from 2016 until 2019.

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World Rhino Day 2022: Putting rhinos back on the radar

World Rhino Day 2022: Putting rhinos back on the radar

Law enforcement agencies globally must address rhino horn trafficking as a form of transnational organised crime along with an increased focus on the higher level actors in the rhino horn supply chain. This was the key message that emerged from a joint webinar hosted by WWF South Africa and the Wildlife Justice Commission to mark World Rhino Day 2022.

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Arrest of Major rhino poaching trafficker in Mozambique

Arrest of Major rhino poaching trafficker in Mozambique

On 27 July 2022, the Wildlife Justice Commission provided support to the Serviço Nacional de Investigação Criminal (SERNIC) during the arrest of a well-known rhino horn trafficker, Simon Valoyi, also known as Navara. The Wildlife Justice Commission acknowledges the outstanding work of SERNIC in bringing this suspect to justice.

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Prosecutors and forestry officials in Lao PDR receive training to step up the fight against wildlife crime

Prosecutors and forestry officials in Lao PDR receive training to step up the fight against wildlife crime

To strengthen the legal approach to wildlife crime in the Golden Triangle Region, the Wildlife Justice Commission, in collaboration with WWF, provided a training to local prosecutors and forestry officials in Lao PDR to improve their knowledge base and introduce them to a set of techniques that would allow for more efficient prosecution of wildlife crime.

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Winning big against wildlife crime in 2021

Winning big against wildlife crime in 2021

As an organisation, 2021 was our most successful year since our founding in 2015. Much of our efforts in previous years came to fruition, and we played a crucial role in major arrests in Thailand and Nigeria.

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World Pangolin Day 2018

World Pangolin Day 2018

Solitary, shy, elusive and nocturnal, pangolins are rarely observed in the wild to the point that their population estimates are not clear, although conservationists do know that it is rapidly declining.

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Operation Phoenix - Wildlife trafficking Vietnam

Key Findings: Operation Phoenix

The document presents the key findings or our 18-months investigation into the village of Nhi Khe, Viet Nam. It also discusses the outcome of efforts we undertook to establish a dialogue with the governments of Viet Nam and China and outlines the steps we took on the path of activating justice against the criminal network that our team identified.

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World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day

It is not looking good for Rhinoceros. It is calculated that over 500,000 of these gentle giants roamed in the wild across Africa and Asia at the beginning of the 20th century.

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