The Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit was prepared by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with the support of the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the World Bank and the World Customs Organization (WCO).
This document, the "Wildlife Crime Checklist," distills the first four parts of the Toolkit into a quick reference guide focused on wildlife crime. It is designed to help introduce the user to the wealth of information in the Toolkit and to help facilitate its use in addressing wildlife crime through the analysis of administrative, preventative, and criminal justice responses to wildlife crime and related offenses in a given country.
Modern states have developed mechanisms for requesting and obtaining evidence for criminal investigations and prosecutions. Some evidence may lie outside the scope of a state’s jurisdiction. Only with the cooperation of other states can an investigation be fully undertaken.
Under the Lacey Act, it is a violation “to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire or purchase” any fish or wildlife or plant “taken, possessed, transported, or sold” in violation of any federal, state, foreign, or Native American tribal law, treaty, or regulation.
16 U.S.C. § 3372(a)
Titled "To Catch a Wildlife Thief," the United States vs. Bengis provides educational material following the East Africa Workshop on Wildlife Laws and Enforcement Nairobi, Kenya. This presentation was made by Marcus Asner, Arnold & Porter, LLP on July 28, 2015. More information can be found on their website, at arnoldporter.com.
UNODC SHERLOC portal to the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three Protocols.
CITES Virtual College providing creative and cost-effective capacity building for CITES
CITES MIKES Program
CITES MIKES Emergency Response Form & CITES Law enforcement Manual access
INTERPOL Project Wisdom to support and enhances the governance and law enforcement capacity for the conservation of elephants and rhinoceros.