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1 INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme Justin Gosling

2 INTERPOL o INTERPOL is the world’s largest international law-enforcement organization o 188 member countries o Only IGO to manage Nominal information

3 Airports Police stations Ports Specialised Law enforcementagencies NCBs INTERPOL National Central Bureaus - NCBs Borders General Secretariat

4 I-24/7 communications system 188 member countries are connected

5 Environmental Crime Programme

6 MISSION Assist members countries in the effective enforcement of national and international environmental laws & treaties.

7 ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME INCLUDES: ILLEGAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OVER EXPLOITATION OF FISHING GROUNDS ILLEGAL LOGGING MISUSE OF PROTECTED AREAS POLLUTION OF AIR, WATER AND SOIL ILLEGAL TRADE in OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES

8 WILDLIFE TRADE

9 WILDLIFE CRIME

10 is SERIOUS TRANSNATIONAL ORGANISED CRIME

11 WILDLIFE CRIME.. CAUSES SUFFERING

12 WILDLIFE CRIME.. CAUSES SUFFERING UNDERMINES THE RULE OF LAW

13 WILDLIFE CRIME.. CAUSES SUFFERING UNDERMINES THE RULE OF LAW FUELS CONFLICT

14 WILDLIFE CRIME.. CAUSES SUFFERING UNDERMINES THE RULE OF LAW FUELS CONFLICT AFFECTS REGIONAL SECURITY

15 WILDLIFE CRIME.. CAUSES SUFFERING UNDERMINES THE RULE OF LAW FUELS CONFLICT AFFECTS REGIONAL SECURITY EMPOWERS CRIMINALS

16 WILDLIFE CRIME.. HIGH PROFIT LOW RISK

17 INTERPOL FIGHTS ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME BY: Linking: 188 countries in a secure network Gathering: intelligence in global databases Sharing:nominal data and best practices Analyzing: criminal intelligence worldwide Supporting:investigative requests Initiating:international joint operations Educating:through manuals, trainings, projects

18 JOINT OPERATIONS Examples

19 OPERATION TRAM February 2010 – 1 month operation Targeting illegal trade, sale and possession of traditional medicines containing wildlife products 18 Participating countries - Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Georgia, India, Italy, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. Over 10 million Euro of product seized 40 individuals charged in South Africa 30,000 individual products seized in Italy

20 OPERATION RAMP Reptiles and Amphibians Sept- October 2010 Globally co-ordinated effort against illegal wildlife trade using INTERPOL services The first globally coordinated operation against reptile and amphibian crime Largest international wildlife enforcement operation. 51 countries 20M Euro products seized

21 Intelligence-led Enforcement o Increase understanding o Prevent crime – Reduce crime o Combat serious, organised crime and criminals o Effective use of resources

22 SOLUTIONS o Support the formation of multi-agency units o Encourage the exchange of information o Pro-active not Re-active o Wildlife crime – Global Priority

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