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Wildlife Warriors: The Wildlife Justice Commission’s Chronicles in “Terrible Humans” by Patrick Alley
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Wildlife Warriors: The Wildlife Justice Commission’s Chronicles in “Terrible Humans” by Patrick Alley

I am thrilled to share the exciting news that the Wildlife Justice Commission has been prominently featured in Patrick Alley's highly anticipated book, "Terrible Humans". Patrick a staunch ally in the fight against environmental crimes through his pioneering work with Global Witness, which he co-founded, has shed light on our pivotal battle against wildlife crime in his latest publication. 

The Wildlife Justice Commission and over 300 NGOs and experts call for the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption to step up the fight against corruption and environmental devastation
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The Wildlife Justice Commission and over 300 NGOs and experts call for the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption to step up the fight against corruption and environmental devastation

The Wildlife Justice Commission is proud to be one of the 301 civil society organizations and experts from 99 countries across the globe signed an open letter urging the states that have ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) to adopt a Resolution at the 10th UNCAC Conference of States Parties (CoSP 10) taking place next month in Atlanta, United States.

301 NGOs and experts call for the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption to step up the fight against corruption and environmental devastation
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301 NGOs and experts call for the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption to step up the fight against corruption and environmental devastation

301 civil society organizations and experts from 99 countries across the globe signed an open letter urging the states that have ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) to adopt a Resolution at the 10th UNCAC Conference of States Parties (CoSP 10) taking place next month in Atlanta, United States.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission targets an international pangolin scale trafficking syndicate and corrupt law enforcement with the support of the Wildlife Justice Commission
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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission targets an international pangolin scale trafficking syndicate and corrupt law enforcement with the support of the Wildlife Justice Commission

Last week, in Port Klang, Malaysia, the Wildlife Justice Commission supported the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in an operation targeting corrupt customs and other members of an international wildlife trafficking network with the support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Thailand.

The Wildlife Justice Commission publishes a new report on the key role of corruption in enabling wildlife crime
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The Wildlife Justice Commission publishes a new report on the key role of corruption in enabling wildlife crime

Today, the Wildlife Justice Commission published a new report focusing on the role of corruption as one of the most important enabling factors behind wildlife crime, in an attempt to bring more clarity to this murky subject. Corruption is the air that wildlife crime breathes; it is one of the key enablers of widespread and large-scale wildlife trafficking and one of the biggest obstacles to effective law enforcement.

New report sheds light on the key role of corruption in enabling wildlife crime
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New report sheds light on the key role of corruption in enabling wildlife crime

Since the creation of the Wildlife Justice Commission in 2015, a constant that has been observed in all intelligence-led investigations into wildlife trafficking across the globe is the role of corruption in enabling this form of organised crime. Corruption is the air that wildlife crime breathes; it is one of the key enablers of widespread and large-scale wildlife trafficking and one of the biggest obstacles to effective law enforcement.

Reflecting on 8 years of the Wildlife Justice Commission
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Reflecting on 8 years of the Wildlife Justice Commission

This month marks our 8th anniversary. A good moment to reflect on how it all started in 2015: five staff members, one donor, two cases and an ambitious strategy to hold governments accountable for failing to address wildlife crime occurring in their own countries, through the mechanism of a Public Hearing in the City of Peace and Justice, The Hague.