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Following the success of regional judiciary training workshops in Nairobi, Kenya and Lusaka, Zambia, ICCF is making available the presentations and tools discussed so that participants and the wider community can better share and distribute the variety of tools available to aid in the enforcement and prosecution of wildlife crime in Africa.


UNODC Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit

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).


Wildlife Crime Checklist

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.


Collecting Foreign Evidence

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.

Call in the Yanks? U.S. Lacey Act, Witness Cooperation & Restitution

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)


Case Study: United States v. Bengis

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


Web Links for Further Resources

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 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.

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