ICCWC's approach

The Approach

ICCWC’s approach focuses on building long-term capacity among national agencies responsible for wildlife law enforcement. ICCWC uses a variety of tools and services to assist in building capacity to effectively combat wildlife crime. Since its creation the important role of ICCWC has been widely recognized.

Delivery of the Consortium’s activities is overseen by its Senior Experts Group (SEG), in which each of the five partner organizations is represented. The SEG identifies priorities for the implementation of activities, takes decisions on initiatives to support, and oversees overall effectiveness of delivery.  

The Consortium uses a light administrative model, with ICCWC partners leading on key initiatives. At first, the ICCWC Strategic Mission 2014-2016 provided a guiding framework for the implementation and delivery of ICCWC activities. Building on its Strategic Mission, ICCWC has developed its Strategic Programme for 2016-2020, the Consortium’s targeted strategy to combat the illegal trafficking in wildlife in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. 

ICCWC Strategic Programme 2016-2020

The ICCWC Strategic Programme 2016-2020 is ICCWC’s comprehensive strategy outlining the types of activities to be pursued by the Consortium up to 2020 based on funding availability and donor support. 

The Strategic Programme comprises of a set of concrete priorities and activities aimed at reducing poaching and trafficking in wildlife and forest products. The Strategic Programme includes 21 activities and 57 related sub-activities, developed based on a detailed analysis of activities conducted to date, and a review of priorities, recommendations and requests by the ICCWC Senior Experts Group and partner agencies. The Programme accounts for the shifting global landscape and activities underway globally to combat Illicit trafficking in wildlife. 

Expected impacts from Strategic Programme implementation

The long-term strategy of ICCWC and the full implementation of the ICCWC Strategic Programme will contribute to: 

  • enhanced awareness of wildlife crime;
  • increased institutional analysis and support;
  • strengthened capacity of national institutions, sub-regional and regional enforcement organizations, taking into consideration the whole range of investigative and prosecutorial techniques;
  • enhanced coordinated enforcement actions;
  • delivery of targeted analytic reviews, in particular through the ICCWC Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit and ICCWC Indicator Framework for combatting wildlife and forest crime;
  • mainstream wildlife crime across relevant national agencies;
  • promote natural resource management and development;
  • increased understanding of drivers of wildlife crime and opportunities to address them.