National authorities are supported through the development of resource tools. Wildlife Crime Scene Guides support the training of first responders. Rapid Reference Guides for investigators and prosecutors outline key points to prove in court. Guidance on Mutual Legal Assistance has been developed with governments to ensure requests for assistance are aligned with national regulations. Bench Books are valuable tools developed to strengthen awareness and knowledge of the judiciary on environmental matters.
National assessments are undertaken using the ICCWC Toolkit and Indicator Framework to analyze responses to wildlife and forest crime. Policy and legislative reviews are also carried out in addition to curriculum reviews, which ensure adequate and effective training for wildlife authorities.
UNODC has a large team across the African continent. For further information on our work, you may contact our Africa Coordinator, Mr. Giovanni Broussard at unodc-wlfc[@]un.org