A small but diverse and dedicated team of professionals tackling transnational, organised wildlife crime
Our WJC community is made up of teams of investigators, analysts, diplomats, lawyers, communicators and administrators, committed to our core objective of disrupting and helping dismantle transnational, organised wildlife crime.
We are a young organisation – only formed in 2015 – but we have decades of experience to bring to our work.
At the core of who we are and what we do is our investigations and intelligence teams. The nature of their work is behind the scenes and confidential, but their expertise in conducting complex investigations across national borders and the vital intelligence they gather, enables us to bring the wildlife criminals out of the shadows. Read more about their work here.
We also have an incredible group of independent experts in the Independent Review Panel committed to supporting the organisation by reviewing our Case Files. The group includes: Edgardo Buscaglia, Lai Siu Chiu, Fatoumata Dembélé, Diego García-Sayán, Misha Glenny, Nik Gowing, Philippe Kirsch, Isaac Lenaola, Natalie Nougayrède, Kamundoni Nyasulu, Anton du Plessis, Kimberly Prost, Olivier C. Ruppel, Sylvia Steiner, David Tolbert, José Ugaz and Annecoos Wiersema.
Our small team represents over fifteen different countries and cultures and we are very proud of our diversity.
“Why I strongly support the Wildlife Justice Commission is that for the first time is it bringing together, on top of the normal collaboration between agencies and organisations fighting criminal networks globally, […] the criminal justice system with law enforcement and experts in wildlife conservation. The Wildlife Justice Commission, through its Case File, will be providing direct evidence to governments that is prosecutable in court, so no longer will governments have an excuse as to why they should not prosecute a case. So, this is an addition to the previous process by providing governments with instruments to implement their own laws.”
Our core team is supported by a Supervisory Board – a group of experts from across the globe who provide the organisation with valuable local insights and knowledge.
The WJC Council
The members of the WJC Council are renowned experts from around the world who have agreed to donate their vast experience to furthering the activities of the organisation to activate justice for wildlife crimes. They are appointed by the Executive Board, after consultation with the Supervisory Board.