10 years, 10 achievements
23 November 2020 marked ten years since the establishment ICCWC. The theme “10 years, 10 achievements” provides a snapshot of a decade of support to Parties through various national, regional and global initiatives. More on this initiative here.
Since the launch of ICCWC in 2010, a diverse range of activities have been conducted and initiatives supported by the Consortium in many countries and regions across the world, as shown on the map below.
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Implementation of the ICCWC Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit and Indicator Framework for Wildlife and Forest Crime
Implementation of the ICCWC Toolkit has been completed in more than 12 countries to date, and implementation is at different stages across an additional 18 countries. The ICCWC Indicator Framework compliments the Toolkit and since 2018 it has been jointly implemented with the Toolkit. Implementation of the Indicator Framework has to date been completed in five countries. For an overview of the countries where the ICCWC Toolkit and ICCWC Indicator Framework have been implemented, or where implementation is ongoing, please click here.
Targeted Law Enforcement Support - A snapshot from the implementation of the ICCWC Strategic Programme
Wildlife Enforcement Networks
ICCWC is also supporting the strengthening of wildlife enforcement networks established at regional and sub-regional levels to support the national agencies responsible for wildlife law enforcement in addressing wildlife crime more effectively, by facilitating increased collaboration and coordination. The 3rd Global meeting of Wildlife Enforcement Networks was convened alongside the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Geneva, Switzerland (August 2019). This followed the 2nd global meeting of the Wildlife Enforcement Networks which was held alongside the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa (September 2016). The 1st global meeting of Wildlife Enforcement Networks was held alongside the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in Bangkok, Thailand (March 2013).
In response to one of the outcomes agreed at the 2nd Global meeting of the Wildlife Enforcement Networks, ICCWC developed Guidelines for Wildlife Enforcement Networks (WENS), available in English and Spanish. These Guidelines outline the key considerations in the development of a new WEN, and also provide a self-assessment tool for use by existing WENs to assist them in evaluating their level of maturity and/or operational performance and identify areas that could be further strengthened.
Law enforcement operations to combat wildlife crime
ICCWC has coordinated a number of regional and global operations such as OPERATION THUNDER (2021), THUNDER (2020), THUNDERBALL (2019), THUNDERSTORM (2018), THUNDERBIRD (2017), INFRA TERRA (2014), and PAWS (2014). ICCWC also supported network-led operations such as COBRA II (2014) and COBRA III (2015). ICCWC will continue to support the Thunder series of operations through the ICCWC Strategic Programme.
Operation Thunderstorm (2018)
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Success stories on the work of ICCWC (click to read the full story) :
Reports on the work of ICCWC
A more detailed overview of the ICCWC activities conducted to date can be found in the following CITES reports: