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New UN database to help combat wildlife crime
09 Jul 2020

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The United Nations University unveiled a new database on wildlife crime on Monday to help Interpol combat the multi-billion dollar illegal trade in animals and plants. The database is part of a project to compile and analyze data on wildlife crime provided by private and non-governmental organizations around the world, and to […]

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Fighting Wildlife Crime: Sharing Information Across Borders
09 Jul 2020

6 March 2013, Tokyo — The illegal wildlife trade brings in US$ billions per year while impeding international efforts to conserve rare and endangered plants and animals. The true extent of this growing plight, however, remains uncertain due to the lack of a universally implemented framework to monitor wildlife crime and its transboundary syndicates. Despite […]

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Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) Initiative
09 Jul 2020

Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) Initiative WEMS is an environmental governance project and its objective is to assist monitoring trafficking and illegal wildlife crime through a joint effort carried out by United Nations bodies, national governments, private industries, civil society and research institutions. WEMS brings together national enforcement institutions to a common data collection and reporting mechanism through the […]

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