Supporting efforts and strengthening responses to address wildlife crime
A diverse range of activities have been conducted and initiatives supported by the Consortium in many countries and regions across the world, as shown on the map below.
- Analysis of national responses
- Cross-cutting activities
- Law enforcement support and capacity building
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Implementation of the ICCWC Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit and Indicator Framework for Wildlife and Forest Crime
Implementation of the ICCWC Toolkit has been completed in more than 12 countries to date, and implementation is at different stages across an additional 18 countries.
The ICCWC Indicator Framework compliments the Toolkit and since 2018 it has been jointly implemented with the Toolkit. Implementation of the Indicator Framework has to date been completed in five countries.
For an overview of the countries where the ICCWC Toolkit and ICCWC Indicator Framework have been implemented, or where implementation is ongoing, please click here.
Wildlife Enforcement Networks
ICCWC supports the strengthening of Wildlife Enforcement Networks established at regional and sub-regional levels. This support strengthens the capacity for national agencies responsible for wildlife law enforcement in addressing wildlife crime more effectively, by facilitating increased collaboration and coordination.
- The most recent meeting of WENs was the 4th global meeting of Wildlife Enforcement Networks and this took place alongside the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Panama City, Panama (November 2022).
- The 3rd Global meeting of Wildlife Enforcement Networks was convened alongside the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Geneva, Switzerland (August 2019).
- The 2nd global meeting of the Wildlife Enforcement Networks was held alongside the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa (September 2016).
- The 1st global meeting of Wildlife Enforcement Networks was held alongside the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Bangkok, Thailand (March 2013).
In response to one of the outcomes agreed at the 2nd Global meeting of the Wildlife Enforcement Networks, ICCWC developed Guidelines for Wildlife Enforcement Networks (WENS), available in English, French and Spanish. These Guidelines outline the key considerations in the development of a new WEN, and also provide a self-assessment tool for use by existing WENs to assist them in evaluating their level of maturity and/or operational performance and identify areas that could be further strengthened.
ICCWC has coordinated a number of regional and global operations:
- OPERATION THUNDER (2022)
- OPERATION THUNDER (2021)
- THUNDER (2020)
- THUNDERBALL (2019)
- THUNDERSTORM (2018)
- THUNDERBIRD (2017)
- INFRA TERRA (2014)
- PAWS (2014)
ICCWC also supported network-led operations such as COBRA II (2014) and COBRA III (2015). ICCWC will continue to support the Thunder series of operations through the ICCWC Strategic Programme.
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Who we are
ICCWC’s mission is to strengthen criminal justice systems and provide coordinated support at national, regional and international level to combat wildlife and forest crime. The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) is the collaborative effort of five inter-governmental organizations working to bring coordinated support to the national wildlife law...