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Wildlife crime in Ukraine

WWF Ukraine presents the first complex study to describe the overall picture of wildlife offences in Ukraine over the period 2015-2020. The information has been collected from official sources, and publicly available data sets, through public information requests, questionnaires, and communication with law enforcement and conservation experts. The report aims to summarize and compile available […]

Photojournalism to show the harsh reality of wildlife crime

Britta Jaschinski, award-winner photojournalist and wildlife photographer, presented her work at an event organized in Budapest by the SWiPE project about wildlife trafficking. During the event, held on 15 September 2022 at the Uránia National Film Theatre in Budapest, Hungary, Britta presented her work documenting wildlife crimes for decades. Following her presentation, a roundtable discussion […]

The SWiPE project awards the best initiative against wildlife crime

Daniel Garrido, dog trainer at Guardia Civil, received the prize from WWF Spain, in recognition of his work and commitment to the fight against wildlife crime. Prosecution of wildlife crimes greatly depends on the personal awareness, willingness, and commitment of those in charge of it, often facing insufficient resources. The SWiPE project wants therefore to […]

Wildlife crimes, devastating for Serbian biodiversity

The Serbian national report on wildlife crime published by WWF Adria-Serbia shows the frequency and harmful consequences of these crimes, but also provides recommendations to reduce them. The National Report on wildlife crimes in the Republic of Serbia, published by WWF, contains an overview of the legislative and institutional framework for the protection of wild […]

Wildlife crime in Croatia: national report launched

A new WWF report shows that wildlife crime in Croatia most often affects birds such as European goldfinch, large carnivores and protected marine species. WWF launched a national report which provides insights into the most common wildlife crimes in Croatia, the animal species that are most affected and recommendations for reducing and discouraging such crimes […]

Dolphins illegally killed for fancy food in Italy

The carcasses of two bottlenose dolphins have been recently found mutilated in Sardinia, Italy, to make “mosciame”, fillets of dried meat sold on the black market. Illegal trade and wildlife crime This episode is only the latest of many similar recorded in recent years and reveals the current extent of this serious crime. The motivation […]

Joining forces: great participation at the first intersectoral EU Wildlife Crime Workshop

More than 120 wildlife crime experts and law enforcement representatives from 20 countries met at the conference in Madrid to exchange knowledge and improve cross-border collaboration Simultaneously with the NATO Summit, more than 120 European wildlife crime experts met in Madrid to exchange the latest findings on the matter and analize best practices. The interagency […]

WWF presents the first large-scale study on wildlife law violations in Bulgaria

Control authorities recorded only 2,818 injured wild animals in five years WWF Bulgaria publishes the first-ever study on the scale of wildlife law violations in Bulgaria, based on official information received from relevant institutions. The results show that endangered species enjoy significantly less protection than the so-called economically important species, i.e. those that can be […]

Online Event: The future of fighting against wildlife trafficking in Europe

SWiPE organized together with the European Bureau for Conservation and Development an online event to discuss opportunities for joint efforts to fight these crimes. The event was presented by MEP Eleonora Evi (Greens/EFA) and included the participation of representatives from relevant institutions as DG JUST (EC), CITES (DG ENV, EC), OCLAESP (French gendarmerie), WWF and […]

Poison sentinels, a demonstrative action to fight wildlife crime from the air

WWF Spain launches the campaign Poison Sentinels, a pilot case within the SWiPE project to show the potential of birds equipped with GPS devices to fight poisoning and other wildlife crimes. The illegal use of poisoned baits is a crime that kills animals indiscriminately, seriously threatens biodiversity and involves a hazard to public health. Perpetrators […]