Webinar on Crime Convergence: Intelligent Approaches to Organised Crime

Join us on 17 June, when we’ll be discussing the findings and recommendations of our report on crime convergence with a panel of experts.

As wildlife crime has increased in seriousness and profitability as a crime type, so too have reports of its convergence with other forms of organised crime.

At our upcoming webinar Crime convergence: intelligent approaches to organised crime on Thursday 17 June at 15:00 CEST, a panel of esteemed experts will discuss how integrating crime convergence as part of the approach to addressing wildlife crime and organised crime more broadly can help to identify more strategic policy and law enforcement responses to address it.


Webinar on Crime Convergence

Over the past two decades, wildlife, timber, and fisheries crime have become forms of transnational organised crime, generating billions of dollars annually and affecting almost every country. As reports of crime convergence involving wildlife, timber and fisheries increase, it is essential that those fighting for wildlife justice integrate this concept into how we tackle organised crime. This was the drive behind our latest latest report and recommendations: Convergence of wildlife crime with other forms of organised crime.

At our webinar, Wildlife Justice Commission Executive Director, Olivia Swaak-Goldman, will moderate the discussion with our panel members, laying out the bigger picture for our guests to delve into. Sarah Stoner, Director of Intelligence at the Wildlife Justice Commission, will present the findings of our report and what actions can be taken by law enforcement and legislators to utilise crime convergence to their advantage.

We are honoured to be joined by experts who will share their perspectives on the issue:

  • José Antonio Alfaro Moreno – Europol, Team Leader, European Serious and Organised Crime Centre
  • Edgardo BuscagliaColumbia University, Senior Research Scholar in Law and Economics
  • Amanda Gore – Centre for Global Advancement, Founder and CEO
  • Johan Kruger UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Head of Transnational Organised Crime, Illicit Trafficking and Terrorism Programmes for Eastern Africa
  • Javier MontanoUN Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Coordinator Container Control Programme and Wildlife and Forest Crime Programme Eastern Africa
  • Sergio Yépez Cordero – INTERPOL, Criminal Intelligence Officer, Environmental Security
Concluding remarks by Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Wildlife Justice Commission.

It is sure to be an informative and fruitful discussion, so register now to attend and participate:


We are looking forward to seeing you on 17 June at 15:00 CEST!