Too often, and too commonly, environmental crime is seen as a ‘victimless’ crime. But the grim reality is that alongside the terrible toll taken on endangered species such as tigers, elephants and rhinos, the activities of highly organised transnational wildlife crime syndicates also exact a huge price in human life.
At the upcoming 22nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) meeting in Vienna, we have been invited to speak on the issue of wildlife and forest crime together with WWF in a session hosted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Download our joint briefing with WWF and TRAFFIC to CCPCJ here
EIA campaigners are in Vienna for a meeting of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which begins on Monday (April 22). EIA and others will be pushing for it to expand the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to address illicit trafficking in protected species of wild fauna and flora