Focused Conservation partners with The Royal Foundation’s United for Wildlife to share information on wildlife trafficking
Our work with The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ United for Wildlife program contributes to strengthening global efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade and protect biodiversity.
United for Wildlife was founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in 2014 to protect endangered species from the abhorrent trade. At its core, United for Wildlife fosters global collaboration across the private, public and NGO sectors to stop the trafficking of wildlife products. It does this through two Taskforces: a Financial Taskforce and a Transport Taskforce, and through a regionalized model of global Chapters. The Taskforces bring together some of the world’s largest businesses in the transport and financial sectors to break the chains of illegal wildlife trade, while the regional model ensures priorities are driven by local leadership.
Focused Conservation has been a long-standing partner of the United for Wildlife program. We provide crucial information and trend analysis to Taskforce members that enables action from the transport and finance sectors. By leveraging our significant law enforcement experience and access to our network of Specialist Wildlife Crime Units in key countries, our partnership with United for Wildlife ensures effective and impactful collaboration, facilitating a more effective and united front against wildlife crime.
Valuable information is disseminated to a wide range of stakeholders, including over 250 private sector members, government partners, and the conservation community.
Offenders Database Project
Focused Conservation‘s “Offenders Database Project” in Kenya has made a significant contribution to understanding and combating wildlife crime in the country. This project has generated unique data on wildlife crime offenders in Kenya, providing valuable insights into criminal networks, corrupt officials involved in illegal wildlife trade (IWT), wildlife trafficking trends, crime hotspots, and transnational actors. The database has the potential to greatly enhance efforts to dismantle major wildlife trafficking syndicates.
The project has received recognition and appreciation from the Government of Kenya, highlighting its importance in addressing wildlife crime. Additionally, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has applauded the initiative, acknowledging its value in collecting essential information and aiding conservation efforts.
The “Offenders Database Project” serves as a powerful tool in the fight against wildlife crime, contributing to increased understanding, targeted actions, and the disruption of illicit networks involved in the illegal wildlife trade.