Screening of Sea of Shadows
National Geographic Documentary Films has secured worldwide rights to the environmental documentary “Sea of Shadows,” executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Scott Hajost, managing director of Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program, will attend the screening of the award wining documentary.
Directed by Richard Ladkani (“The Ivory Game”), the documentary premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award for world cinema documentary.
International Fund for Animal Welfare—World Wildlife Day Youth Art Contest
IFAW announced a global art contest in partnership with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2019! The theme for WWD 2019 was Life Below Water so this year’s art contest will be marine focused and aims to help youth build a sense of connection with the marine world. The winning entry was presented at the high-level WWD event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, NY, on March 1, 2019. More information can be found on the IFAW website.
Wildlife Justice Commission
World Wildlife Day: High-level side event at the UN Headquarters
Building anti-corruption measures into Illegal Wildlife Trade interventions
“Wildlife crime is an urgent issue, it requires strengthening cooperation between different agencies and maintaining the momentum to ensure the allocation of resources to effectively deter this transnational organized crime,” stated Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, summarising the main conclusions from the session on corruption and illegal wildlife crime that we organized at the UN Headquarters on 4 March to mark World Wildlife Day.
Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands facilitated the session and the dialogue between the panel members and a very proactive audience, which engaged in the conversation with the speakers.
You can read the full summary of the discussion and contributions here.
WJC has launched their first podcast, Women against wildlife crime, to listen to testimonies of those women working to put an end to wildlife crime. Crime investigators, intelligence analysts, lawyers, communicators. Women are and have always been at the forefront of the fight against wildlife trafficking, a multi-billion-dollar transnational organized crime that is threatening our already scarce wildlife. Listen to the first podcast here.
World Wildlife Fund—Lunar New Year Campaign
The Year of the Pig is almost here! And with it, the opportunity to travel and purchase souvenirs for your loved ones. We have partnered with WWF to provide a few tips for choosing sustainable and heartfelt gifts that won’t get you into trouble with a customs agent. Elephants have long been regarded as symbols of good fortune and strength. But each year, at least 20,000 elephants are poached for their tusks. China banned domestic commercial ivory trade at the end of 2017. Since then, it has been illegal to buy or sell ivory in physical or online markets. Transporting ivory in and out of China is also illegal. And yet, many travelers still get caught bringing ivory home, spoiling memories of their trip and having items confiscated
WWF has launched a campaign to engage Chinese outbound travelers to Thailand and Vietnam during the February 2019 Lunar New Year travel holiday to reduce their purchase of ivory.
Jane Goodall Institute—Forever Wild Campaign
The Jane Goodall Institute has launched a campaign called “Forever Wild,” which offers opportunities for individuals to become better informed and take action in support of JGI’s efforts to stop the trade in endangered species. You can watch Jane’s video and read our blog page, and spread the word on social media (#4EverWild @janegoodallinst).
Association of Zoos & Aquariums & Wildlife Trafficking Alliance —Save Vanishing Species (“Tiger Stamp”)
About the Tiger Stamp
The Save Vanishing Species semi-postal stamps provide funding for projects supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to conserve endangered species in the wild. Net proceeds from the sale of the stamp, which features an illustration of an Amur tiger cub, directly support efforts to save critically endangered species like rhinos, elephants, tigers, turtles, and great apes—at no cost to U.S. taxpayers. To date, 99 projects in 35 countries have been funded to help these beloved, highly threatened species. The stamp is currently on sale nationwide via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and online.
The Save Vanishing Species semi-postal stamp was created through federal legislation which was signed into law in September 2010. Passage of the law was spearheaded by the Multinational Species Coalition, a coalition of 33 organizations led by Wildlife Conservation Society and World Wildlife Fund, of which the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a member. Order your Save Vanishing Species stamps here: bit.ly/SaveSpeciesStamp.
The International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement — 10th International Conference
In September 2019, the INECE will hold its 10th International Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference theme for 2019 is “Are the Rules Enough? Challenging, Exploring and Shaping the Future of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Together.” For more information visit INECE’s 2019 Conference Website. Learn more about INECE’s Programs.
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Based on wildlife whistleblower reports and other documentation, we know that environmental/wildlife crime continues to rise. To address and reduce this trend, the NWC’s Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program seeks to collaborate with representatives from the private sector, legal community, multilateral and non-profit organizations, legal professionals and the philanthropic community.
Together, our efforts can educate potential whistleblowers, increase the number of reported crimes, and reduce environmental crime across the globe. From joint conferences and webinars, to publications and joint fundraising. Partnership opportunities are endless! To discuss potential partnership opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join the National Whistleblower Center’s Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program. The Program is an international campaign that supports whistleblowers who report wildlife crime. NGOs and community organizations can have a major impact by educating their local communities about available financial rewards for wildlife whistleblowers everywhere.
NGOs and other organizations can also act as whistleblowers and are eligible for monetary rewards under internationally-applicable U.S. wildlife and related laws.Add NWC’s Logo to Your WebsiteWe strongly encourage partners to display the NWC “Report Wildlife Crime” logo on their websites. This is a clickable icon that links to NWC’s “Submit a Report” page. The icon enables easy access for potential whistleblowers around the world to confidentially report a crime.Partnership OpportunitiesHere are some of the ways your organization can partner with the Program.
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