11. September 2020

Compliance, corruption and illegal wildlife trade – webinar with Dutch Compliance Officers Association

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On September 10, 2020, the Basel Institute's Tim Wittig and Juhani Grossmann presented to the Dutch Compliance Officers Association on the nexus of corruption and illegal wildlife trade. 

Thirty-five compliance experts, largely from financial institutions, participated in the conference. It featured a lively debate about:

  • the specificities of illegal wildlife trade in northern Europe;
  • the role that Dutch financial institutions can play to prevent it;
  • closer linkages with law enforcement institutions.

The session also went into detail about how Dutch financial institutions can sign up to the Mansion House Declaration of the United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce. In doing so, they would join a growing number of other global financial institutions in committing to end illegal wildlife trade and benefit from the shared intelligence resources it offers.

The Basel Institute facilitates the sharing of information between the private sector, specialist NGOs and law enforcement for both the Financial and the Transport Taskforces of United for Wildlife, a pioneering initiative of The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Further reading

The following two items are part of a short series with The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators: 

Our quick guides series explores several key topics in this area, including:

A special analysis for the United for Wildlife Transport and Financial Taskforces, provided in addition to regular intelligence alerts and monthly bulletins: