Tag: environmental crime

Fighting crimes that affect the environment to achieve sustainable development goals and safeguard our future  
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Fighting crimes that affect the environment to achieve sustainable development goals and safeguard our future  

As a parent, I often wonder about the world my children will inherit. Will they grow up marveling at the same incredible wildlife we have today, or will those species be lost forever? This question drives my work at the Wildlife Justice Commission, where we are dedicated to disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal networks that threaten our planet’s biodiversity. Imagining a future without tigers, rhinos, turtles, pangolins, sharks and many other species is devastating; we must act now to prevent their extinction.

Addressing the nexus between transnational corruption, environmental crimes, and other serious organised crime at the 21st IACC
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Addressing the nexus between transnational corruption, environmental crimes, and other serious organised crime at the 21st IACC

The Wildlife Justice Commission was present at the 21st International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), the world's largest anti-corruption forum that unites all sectors and movements to tackle the challenges that corruption poses to the global order, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Our aim in attending the conference was to raise awareness of the role of corruption in facilitating environmental crimes and to provide concrete recommendations to address these issues.

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.

Advocating for stronger anti-corruption frameworks to protect the environment and wildlife at the 20th IACC
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Advocating for stronger anti-corruption frameworks to protect the environment and wildlife at the 20th IACC

Corruption is a key enabler of environmental crime, including wildlife crime, and the Wildlife Justice Commission is committed to promoting solutions to tackle corruption. We were present at the 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Washington DC and organised a workshop on behalf of the UNCAC Coalition’s Environmental Crime and Corruption Working Group.