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Monday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Iceberg and the Canary: How Wildlife Crime Corrupts - from Human Rights to the Ecosystem

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We are in the midst of a global poaching crisis. Environmental crime, of which wildlife crime is part, is the world's fourth-largest crime sector. Wildlife crime is a development issue; it undermines the rule of law, threatens peace and security, aggravates human rights violations and is facilitated by corruption. It depletes the natural wealth of many poor countries, puts at risk the livelihoods and human rights of local communities. It attracts organised crime and feeds illicit financial transfers. It relies heavily on cross-border trafficking and therefore depends on and stimulates corruption. It implicates the responsibilities of States but frequently evades their jurisdiction. Globally, it endangers an ecosystem, already destabilised by mass production and global consumption patterns, on which all life depends including humans. For these reasons, it is critical for our future to track and control it both locally and internationally. It is at once the iceberg and the canary.

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Brice Böhmer

Climate Integrity Lead, Transparency International
Brice leads Transparency International’s work on climate governance integrity.Brice joined TI in 2012, after seven years spent working as a consultant on sustainable development for the European Commission, environmental ministries, and the private sector.His role includes managing... Read More →

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Morten Kjaerum

Director/Adjunct Professor, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law/Aalborg University
Morten Kjærum is Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and adjunct Professor at Aalborg University. He holds a Master of Law from Aarhus University and was Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights 2008-2015. He is currently... Read More →
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Saul Mullard

Senior Adviser for people’s engagement, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Saul is a social scientist with a background in historical sociology, development studies and South Asian studies. He is currently Senior Adviser for people’s engagement at the U4 anti-corruption resource centre, where he leads research on the role of civil society in anti-corruption... Read More →
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Dilys Roe

Principal researcher and team leader (biodiversity), Natural Resources, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Dilys Roe leads the Biodiversity Team at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a sustainable development think tank in London. Dilys has worked for many years on the social aspects of nature conservation, including human rights dimensions, and on community-based... Read More →
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Rohit Singh

Law Enforcement Specialist, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Rohit Singh has been with WWF for 11 years and brings his considerable experience, enthusiasm and insights into his position as Zero Poaching Lead for WWF’s Wildlife Crime workstream. Rohit, a former ranger, has been instrumental in moving forwards uptake and implementation of the... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Rob Parry-Jones

Lead, Wildlife Crime, WWF
Rob has worked in wildlife conservation for over 20 years, working either as employee or consultant with TRAFFIC, IUCN, the CITES Secretariat, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and WWF – the World Wide Fund for Nature. He has worked in East... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST
Workshop Room 8
  Workshop, Interactive Circle
  • Organiser WWF International and U4 Anti-corruption Resource Centre