Tackling wildlife and forest crime.
Technical assistance to NGOs, (inter-)governmental organisations and others seeking to understand and address wildlife and forest crime. (Criminal) research; assessments of laws and criminal justice responses; law enforcement strategies; capacity building etc.
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Criminal justice assessments
Assessments of countries' criminal justice responses to wildlife and forest crime. This includes an analysis of relevant laws and of law enforcement capacities and practices to detect, investigate and prosecute wildlife and forest crime and recommendations to address any weaknesses or challenges identified.
Analysis of legal frameworks with the aim of assessing a country's ability to address wildlife and forest crime occurring within its jurisdiction through criminal and/or administrative laws.
Advice on (implications of) new or existing national, regional and/or international environmental laws or policies, including comparative legislative analysis.
Crime research and analysis
Research into specific fields of environmental and/or wildlife crime such as the illegal trade in endangered species, timber, hazardous waste, etc.
Law enforcement strategies
Development of multi-sectoral intervention strategies to address specific crime areas based on holistic analysis of different perpetrator groups and their motives for engaging in criminal behaviour. These strategies include both preventive and repressive interventions, to be implemented by different stakeholders.
Based on an assessment of needs, design and delivery of tailor-made training modules for government officers with the aim of building capacity to tackle wildlife and forest crime.