“We are delighted to welcome the Wildlife Justice Commission as one of the founding Champions to End Wildlife Crime. The Wildlife Justice Commission has deep insights into the organised and highly destructive nature of these serious crimes and of what it takes to tackle the criminals who lie behind them. It will be a important voice in helping to advance these much needed law reforms.”
Who we work with
Engaging governments with diplomacy to take action
While most of our work is undercover, we do not work alone. The Wildlife Justice Commission partners with those who share our goal to put an end to wildlife trafficking and the criminal networks that perpetuate it.
Engaging in multilateral processes
We work with national law makers and politicians to bring forth evidence that enables and compels them to take action to stop wildlife crime in their countries and across their borders. In addition to our work at national government level, we also work within international political mechanisms, like the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and the G20 Anti-Corruption Group.
We work with academic institutions, such as the Strathmore University, policy institutes such as the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), international organisations, such as Europol and non-for-profit entities, such as Monitor Conservation Research Society, the National Whistleblower Center and the Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism.
We are proud of our partnerships with the UNCAC Coalition, of which the Wildlife Justice Commission chairs the Working Group on Environmental Crime and Corruption, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and Transparency International with whom we join forces against anti-money laundering and corruption.
We are part of the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) to fight the global epidemic of wildlife trafficking and the Nature Crime Alliance to fight nature crime and other international criminal activities.
Local wildlife crime agencies
We work globally with groups and individuals to bring evidence from the field. Among those who we can publicly acknowledge, are the:
- Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN)
- Environmental Police Department of Laos
- Royal Thai Police Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division (RTP NED)
- Vietnamese Department of Environmental Police
- India Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)
- Mozambique National Criminal Investigation Service (SERNIC)
- Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)
- South African Police Service (SAPS)
‘End Wildlife Crime’ initiative
The Wildlife Justice Commission is proud to be a Founding Champion of the End Wildlife Crime Initiative, chaired by John E. Scanlon AO, former Secretary General of CITES. The Global Initiative to ‘End Wildlife Crime’ aims to encourage States to fill serious gaps in international law by advocating for and offering technical support to create a new global agreement on wildlife crime. The initiative also aims to amend existing international wildlife trade laws to include public health and animal health into decision making.