Time for Action: End the criminality and corruption fuelling wildlife crime

In February 2014, 41 countries and the European Union adopted the London Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade, committing to tackle this multi-billion dollar transnational crime.

Similar commitments were reiterated a year later in the Kasane Statement. For the second follow-on conference on 17-18 November 2016 in Hanoi, we drew on more than three decades of experience in tackling wildlife and forest crime to evaluate the significant challenges, best-practice and progress made by some of the key countries.

This report summarises the key findings of our preliminary assessment and reiterates recommendations which should be made a priority for time-bound implementation.