ICCWC donors

The following donors have generously provided funds to support the coordination and implementation of the ICCWC Strategic Programme 2016-2020:

European Union (13.5m EUR)

Supports a broad range of activities to prevent and address wildlife trafficking in key source, transit and destination countries by focusing on coordinated law enforcement and criminal justice system measures, including: the implementation of ICCWC Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit, resulting recommendations and the ICCWC Indicator Framework for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime; capacity building across a number of areas, such as training in the use of wildlife forensic science, implementation of anti-corruption measures and strategies; specialized investigation techniques; regional and global law enforcement activities and operations and law enforcement mentorship programmes. The contribution also co-funds the convening of the CITES Task Force on illegal trade in specimens of listed trees species, as well as supports key short- and medium-term actions to respond to the challenges posed by wildlife crime in light of COVID-19. The contribution facilitates strengthened synergies with other European Union responses to wildlife and forest crime, to address the entire illicit supply chain and mobilize all relevant stakeholders.   

France (235,000 EUR)

Contributes to the implementation of recommendations of the ICCWC Toolkit; targeted activities to disrupt criminal networks; the implementation of the ICCWC Indicator Framework in Guinea; as well as a range of decisions emanating from CITES CoP18. The contribution also co-funds the convening of the CITES Task Force on illegal trade in specimens of listed trees species and has supported the convening of a Wildlife Inter-Regional Enforcement Meeting (WIRE) for Customs Officers and a Regional Investigative and Analytical Case Meeting (RIACM) with both meetings connecting African and Asian investigators discussing strategic and tactical wildlife crime responses.  

Germany (400,000 EUR)

The German contribution supported activities in Mozambique and Uganda. In particular, in Mozambique, support focused on capacity building efforts, through the development and roll out of a Rapid Reference Manual for prosecutors and investigators of wildlife crime and a bench book for judges. In Uganda, the contribution supported the implementation of the ICCWC Toolkit and ICCWC Indicator Framework, as well as the development of a Rapid Reference Guide for prosecutors and investigators of wildlife crime. 

Principality of Monaco (200,000 EUR) 

Contributed to the development of the West and Central Africa Wildlife Crime Threat Assessment, and the ongoing targeted support to address wildlife crime across the two subregions. The contribution also co-funds the convening of the CITES Task Force on illegal trade in specimens of listed trees species; targeted law enforcement activities, as well as co-funding the implementation of CITES CoP18 Decisions, including the annual illegal trade reports. 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (4m GBP) 

Supports a broad range of activities, including the implementation of the ICCWC anti-money laundering training programme; the implementation of the ICCWC Toolkit and Indicator Framework, as well as the resulting recommendations; the convening of the CITES National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP) Task Force; the co-funding  of the CITES Task Force on illegal trade in specimens of listed trees species, training on corruption risk identification and the development of corruption risk mitigation strategies; capacity building on crime scene investigation and specialized investigations techniques; regional workshops and mentorship programmes for prosecutors; as well as co-funding the implementation of several CITES CoP18 Decisions.

 

 

United States of America (960,000 USD) 

Supports law enforcement cooperation and strengthened collaboration amongst Wildlife Enforcement Networks (WENs) including through the development and implementation of the ICCWC Guidelines for WENs and the convening of the 3rd Global meeting of the WENs (2019). Further follow up actions focused on the strengthening of WENs, such as SudWEN and HAWEN are also supported, in addition to operational support and capacity building elements, particularly customs risk assessments and profiling, targeting the illegal wildlife trade across Latin America.   

Click on the infographics below to learn more about the use of donor funding in the coordination and implementation of the ICCWC Strategic Programme 2016-2020.

       

       Previous Donors to ICCWC (2010-2016) 

 

ICCWC would like to thank all of the above donors for their support towards combating wildlife crime.