Pauline Verheij is an independent wildlife crime specialist with nearly 20 years of experience tackling environmental and wildlife crime.
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Pauline Verheij is an independent wildlife crime specialist with nearly 20 years of experience tackling environmental and wildlife crime.
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An environmental lawyer by training, Pauline has applied and honed her skills in a variety of positions in the public, private and NGO sector.
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An environmental lawyer by training, Pauline has applied and honed her skills in a variety of positions in the public, private and NGO sector.
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“Pauline is a generalist and a specialist at the same time, which is a hard to find combination.”
“Pauline’s thorough understanding of wildlife crime; the laws governing wildlife trade; and the parties involved in tackling the illegal trade in wildlife is excellent.”
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Disease outbreaks caused by wildlife trade are a global, not just Chinese problem

Disease outbreaks caused by wildlife trade are a global, not just Chinese problem

It is February 2020 and the world is in the grip of another infectious disease outbreak. The disease, first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, con...
Following the money to disrupt wildlife crime: from words to action

Following the money to disrupt wildlife crime: from words to action

Since the early 2000s the world has seen an alarming surge in poaching and trafficking of protected wildlife species. These crimes impact not just biodiversity....
The real costs of illegal logging, fishing, and wildlife trade: $1 trillion–$2 trillion per year

The real costs of illegal logging, fishing, and wildlife trade: $1 trillion–$2 trillion per year

The last decade has seen an increased awareness of the crisis faced by the natural world due to illegal logging, fishing and wildlife trade. Sadly, the problem ...
Asian demand for fish bladders is driving illegal and unsustainable fishing

Asian demand for fish bladders is driving illegal and unsustainable fishing

In recent years, conservationists have rung the alarm bell about the dire state of the vaquita, a small porpoise species endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexi...
Wildlife crime in Suriname and Bolivia threat to unique species

Wildlife crime in Suriname and Bolivia threat to unique species

Early 2018 IUCN Netherlands commissioned Pauline Verheij of EcoJust to conduct an analysis of  wildlife crime in Bolivia and Suriname. This analysis led to a re...
Ivory trade in Central Africa fuelled by corruption and weak governance

Ivory trade in Central Africa fuelled by corruption and weak governance

Weak governance, corruption and shifting trade dynamics are significant factors seriously undermining the control of ivory trafficking throughout five countries...
New research reveals scale of pangolin slaughter in Africa

New research reveals scale of pangolin slaughter in Africa

The true scale of the slaughter of pangolins in Africa has been revealed by new research showing that millions of the scaly mammals are being hunted and kil...
Tanzania arrests notorious ivory trafficker 'Shetani'

Tanzania arrests notorious ivory trafficker 'Shetani'

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 29, 2015. The law enforcement body responsible for the arrest of the “Queen of Ivory” earlier this month has officially arres...
Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' arrested in Tanzania

Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' arrested in Tanzania

A Chinese woman accused of heading one of Africa's biggest ivory smuggling rings has been arrested and charged. Dubbed the "Ivory Queen", Yang Feng Glan is a...
Major seizure in Indonesia: Pangolins on road to extinction?

Major seizure in Indonesia: Pangolins on road to extinction?

Yet another major seizure of pangolins is a sad testament to the fact that pangolins surely will soon go extinct if the massive illegal trade in their parts con...
Thailand makes 2 massive ivory seizures in 1 week

Thailand makes 2 massive ivory seizures in 1 week

In 1 week time Thai customs have seized 2 massive ivory shipments passing through Thailand, both en route to Laos. The first seizure happened on Saturday 18t...
INTERPOL issues 'Most Wanted' list for environmental crimes

INTERPOL issues 'Most Wanted' list for environmental crimes

LYON, France, 17 November 2014 An INTERPOL operation targeting fugitives wanted for environmental crimes is calling on the public worldwide to help locate th...