EcoJust was established in 2012 by Pauline Verheij and is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
About Pauline Verheij
“Since graduating from the University of Amsterdam as an environmental lawyer in 1995, I have worked in a variety of advisory and project management positions in the private, public and non-profit sector. Having dealt with environmental law and enforcement issues from different perspectives I have developed a unique expertise concerning issues related to the implementation and enforcement of environmental law and biodiversity law.
Since 2001 I have specialized in the investigation and prosecution of environmental and wildlife crimes, in particular violations of CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora), through my work with the Dutch police and, since 2005, the Dutch public prosecutors office. Having worked in Asia as TRAFFIC and WWF’s tiger trade programme manager for nearly 3 years (2009-2012), I have obtained a deep understanding of the dynamics of illegal wildlife trade in Asia and the drivers behind it. Through the years I have built up an extensive global network of people working in wildlife and environmental conservation, CITES policy and law enforcement and the sustainability sector.”