Founder of leading sustainable design competition, Redress and upcycled fashion brand, The R Collective, Christina Dean’s passion for sustainability and fashion gains her a spot on The Impact List 2020
Founding signatories of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime, Robert Zoellick and John Scanlon, share their reflections on what has been achieved over the past decade and what still needs to be done. With CITES’ mandate stretched to the limit, it is time for a global agreement on tackling wildlife crime
A proposal by a legislator, law professor and NGOs to tackle wildlife offences under the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance could have a big impact. Instead of targeting the human mules who smuggle the animals, the trafficking syndicates and crime bosses who employ them would come under investigation
Hon Elizabeth Quat announced that she plans to jointly propose a private bill with a law professor and environmental organizations to include wildlife crime in the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance, giving law enforcement agencies more powers and strengthening the fight against related illegal trade activities
The Pangolin Reports, a news initiative by the Environmental Reporting Collective to investigate the illegal wildlife trade of pangolins across Asia, Africa and Europe, won the 2020 Online Journalism Awards’ (OJAs) Excellence in Collaboration and Partnerships.
The recently released Financial Action Task Force (FATF) paper entitled, “Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade” is a call to action for the private and public sectors. The paper reveals that wildlife trafficking and environmental crime bring in excessive profits and are frequently linked to other forms of organized crime including fraud, corruption and money laundering.