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Wildlife and forest crime

Organised crime, rather than terrorism, is the greatest threat to elephants and other species in East Africa. Our primary focus should be on the organised crime groups and corrupt actors known to drive the vast ivory trade across the region.

‘Al-Shabaab fighters set up home in elephant...

In recent years, greater attention has been given internationally to the role of organised crime networks in environmental crime, including the illegal trade in wildlife. There is evidence of organised crime groups being involved in the...

On the 4th of February 1991, Mario Tamburrino was unloading barrels from his truck when a life-changing accident occurred: the truck driver was...

Wildlife trafficking, like other illicit markets, is one way that organised crime groups (OCGs) make money. The involvement of organised crime in the illegal wildlife trade has in recent years gained the attention of the UN, where in 2013 the Economic and Social Council resolution 2013/40...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

As Visiting Professor Urban & Maritime Security Research Group, operationalise research by reflecting on experience and expertise from 30 years law enforcement with a focus on Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism.  As former Head of OCCT in Scotland, developed and built a command structure...

Ephraim Ehrhardt is the Head of Financial Crime Compliance Change & Controls Programme for Standard Chartered Bank, UK and Europe. He is a former Head of Financial Crime and Controls at Barclays UK. He holds experience across multiple sectors and Industries, with a paritulcar focus in Anti-...

Dr Yarin Eski is an assistant professor in Public Administration at the Knowledge Hub Security and Social Resilience (KVV) of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.

His research and teaching includes courses and theoretical, methodological and empirical papers on (maritime) security,...

Steve has over 25 years experience in criminal justice, organised crime, intelligence, and anti money-laundering gathered from roles within the public, private, and civil society sectors. He is now focused on the use of skills and expertise in advancing new paradigms in fighting trafficking -...

Rob Gilbert is a Digital Forensics and Cybercrime consultant with a Law Enforcement background. His previous experience includes working as a consultant for the United Nations in East Africa where he assisted Law Enforcement Agencies in combatting various forms of cybercrime and utilising...

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