Despite the rapid proliferation of organised Vietnamese wildlife trafficking networks driving illegal wildlife trade globally, the response from the Government of Vietnam has been inadequate and disproportionate to the scale of wildlife trafficking implicating Vietnamese criminal groups.
A joint briefing by EIA, WWF and TRAFFIC for the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). This session is an important opportunity to build on the UN’s acknowledgement that wildlife and forest crime is serious transnational organised crime
A briefing to the 16th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP16) to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Over the years, our direct engagement with active environmental offenders has yielded rich insights into their attitudes and perceptions
A briefing document prepared for CITES CoP16 urging decision-makers to end the confusion of murky policies, contradictory laws, inconsistent law enforcement, demand-stimulation efforts and grey markets which give environmental criminals incentives and opportunities for mingling illegal goods with legal ones
A report urging the US Secretary of Interior to certify Vietnam under the Pelly Amendment for diminishing the effectiveness of CITES. It also calls on Vietnam to implement and enforce a complete domestic ban on all rhino trade, including live animals
- Areas of work:
Wildlife crime was officially recognised as a form of serious transnational organised crime by the UN General Assembly in 2000. The need for a sophisticated and coordinated response from enforcement agencies is required to combat it