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19 June 2023

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime launches Biannual Report 2021 - 2022

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime launches
Biannual Report 2021 - 2022

19 June 2023

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) has launched its Biannual Report for 2021 – 2022, highlighting the successes and achievements of countries supported by ICCWC Partners in combating wildlife and forest crime. Read it here.

Countries have made good strides in the battle against wildlife crime. The report highlights the work conducted to support law enforcement authorities across the globe to better deter, detect, detain and dismantle the criminal networks involved in wildlife crime. Global efforts have led to many successes and there has been a continued increased collaboration and engagement in activities and efforts to combat wildlife crime supported by ICCWC.


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A snapshot of some of the activities showcased in the report include:

Support was provided by the Consortium based on a targeted approach aimed at strengthening criminal justice systems and providing coordinated support to further enhance  responses to combat wildlife crime. This includes technical support, intelligence-led global operations, capacity building, financial investigations trainings, anticorruption risk assessments and the latest forensic science.

Much has been achieved by countries across the globe over the past two years to combat wildlife crime, yet it remains a significant threat. Addressing corruption is important to strengthen law enforcement efforts, as well as improving governance and raising awareness of the negative impacts of wildlife and forest crime. Engaging and empowering those on the front lines and working with countries to provide the tools, services and technical support they need to combat wildlife crime more effectively is essential. Efforts by countries must increasingly focus on investigations, prosecutions and convictions.

The work of ICCWC continues to be crucial, now more than ever.  ICCWC is committed to continuing its important work to support countries in the fight against wildlife and forest crime through implementation of the ICCWC Vision 2030 – Towards a World Free of Wildlife Crime as highlighted in the Biannual Report. The ICCWC Vision 2030 is the Consortium’s ambitious roadmap that will guide the work of ICCWC in the decade to come to ensure that the Consortium continues to take a leading role in providing coordinated global support to the law-enforcement community.

Support provided by the Consortium to countries around the world is made possible thanks to the generous support of European Union, France, Germany, Monaco, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America.


About ICCWC:

ICCWC - The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime.

ICCWC is a unique partnership of five intergovernmental organizations – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Bank Group (WBG) and the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Through technical assistance, tools, training, and operational support, ICCWC works along the entire criminal justice chain, building the capacity of frontline law enforcement in countries and regions around the world affected by wildlife crime.

Read the ICCWC Biannual Report 2021 – 2022 here.

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