ICCWC Senior Experts Discuss Progress on Combating Wildlife Crime
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The Senior Experts Group of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) met in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss progress on joint activities.

The ICCWC Senior Experts Group meets three times a year.

iccwc18 September 2014: The Senior Experts Group of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) met in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss progress on joint activities. The ICCWC Senior Experts Group meets three times a year.

Experts from the five partners of ICCWC, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), INTERPOL, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Bank and the World Customs Organization (WCO) discussed the roll-out of the ICCWC Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit to evaluate national responses to wildlife crime; investigative assistance and capacity-building support; and the draft guidelines for the use of DNA sampling for ivory that are being finalized by UNODC on behalf of ICCWC. Experts also discussed the finance and future priorities of delivering the ICCWC Strategic Mission 2014-2016.

ICCWC was established in November 2010 to provide coordinated support to national enforcement agencies and regional enforcement networks in their efforts to combat wildlife crime. [CITES News]

 

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