Environmental crime is a threat to sustainable development, particularly to the environment, security and the global economy.
This report addresses training efforts in anti-poaching – used in its wide sense to include illegal logging and charcoal production – in Tanzania. It is structured around an evaluation of training on tracking and crime-scene management techniques that have been taught through the two main wildlife training institutes in Tanzania, principally through the Organised Forest Crime project (ORGFORC) funded by the Norwegian Government, which took place between 2013 and 2015. The training has been conducted by personnel from the UNEP collaborating centre GRID-Arendal since 2011 at a rate of 1–4 visits per year.
Type: Environmental Crime
Author: Frode Smelby, Rune Henriksen, Christian Nellemann
Year of publication: 2016