From 2007 to 2014 rhino poaching in South Africa has increased by almost 10,000%, with 1,215 rhinos killed in 2014 compared to 13 rhinos in 2007. The first third of 2015 already showed an increase of 18% compared to 2014. If we do nothing, wild rhinos will cease to exist this decade. We are dedicated to a future in which wildlife crime no longer occurs because governments effectively enforce the law.
We use innovative techniques to gather and analyse information on organised wildlife crime networks, to build cases and support accountability processes.
We gather evidence against key perpetrators of transnational, organised wildlife crimes and shed light on the corrupt systems that facilitate them. This is our starting point for efforts to ensure that these perpetrators are held to account by governments and law enforcement agencies.Read more
July 13rd, 2015 - The Wildlife Justice Commission officially launched in response to the alarming and exponential rise in wildlife crime experienced in recent years.
Our team is now gathering evidence on two situations involving criminal networks that traffic ivory and rhino horn from Africa to Asia.Read more