Closed case reviews in financial investigations of illegal wildlife trade: a best practice approach – Follow-the-Money Working Group meeting

At the first Follow-the-Money Working Group meeting for 2024, Mark Williams of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) will present a new report on the "closed case method" – multi-agency financial investigations of closed illegal wildlife trade cases. 

This method focuses on the unexplored financial elements of historical cases. It involves "following-the-money" to identify typologies and risk indicators of IWT-related financial crime as well as potential new leads. 

The report, co-authored by Anne-Marie Weeden, Cathy Haenlein and Elijah Glantz, can be found here.

The meeting will be held on Zoom in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French. It is open to current members of the Countering Environmental Corruption Practitioners Forum and its Follow-the-Money Working Group, as well as those potentially interested in joining.

  • Date and time: 17 January, 14.00 CET, 08.00 ET, 21:00 SGT
  • Register here


The Follow-The-Money Working Group is part of a broader Countering Environmental Corruption Practitioners Forum created in late 2022 by a consortium of leading conservation and anti-corruption organisations: WWF, TRAFFIC, Transparency International and the Basel Institute on Governance. The Follow-The-Money Working Group is coordinated by the Basel Institute.

Membership is free and open to any professional working (or aspiring) to tackle the illicit finances of environmental criminals.

The monthly meeting is a chance for members to share best practices, challenges and updates on using follow-the-money techniques to detect, investigate and prosecute environmental criminals and their corrupt facilitators. Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month.

The meetings take place in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.

Follow the Money monthly 17 January meeting with photos of speakers
Start date
17 January 2024
End date
17 January 2024
Basel Institute on Governance