The meeting will bring together operational managers and investigators specialized in wildlife crime from around the world, as well as executives from non-governmental organizations and the private sector, which INTERPOL recognizes as essential partners in the fight against wildlife crime.
Broad international involvement in this conference as well as the growth of INTERPOL's Environmental Security Unit itself shows the impact of our supporters on improving wildlife crime enforcement.
As David Higgins, head of INTERPOL's Environmental Security Unit, said in a recent blog for IFAW:
"It is important to remember that the public creates a demand for government action.
In order for our work to continue and succeed, we need both public support and commitment from national governments around the world.
Thanks to the support of IFAW and other non-profit organizations whose mission is to support animal welfare, INTERPOL's Environmental Security unit has grown substantially in the past years."
Thanks to our supporters, communities living with endangered wildlife are safer and more engaged in anti-poaching activities, wildlife crime enforcers are better trained and equipped to dismantle wildlife trafficking syndicates and elephants, tigers and rhinos are safer in the wild.