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General information
Period covered: 
2018
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international ( MEAE ) / France
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit ( BMU ) / Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH ( GIZ ) / Germany
World Wide Fund for Nature - International ( WWF ) / Switzerland
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law 2017-2020 (WCEL)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2013-2016 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
TRAFFIC, INTERPOL, UN Environment, CMS, Ecologic Institute, UNODC,
Implementation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Fundraising
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
There was engagement with relevant partners mentioned in the resolution through correspondence and Skype in preparation for the initial technical meeting to discuss the resolution.
A technical meeting of experts to discuss the resolution with relevant partners [WWF-International, TRAFFIC, CMS, Ecologic Institute, INECE, INTERPOL, OECD, UNICRI, UN Environment, German Partnership (GIZ)] was conducted from the 12th -13th July 2018 at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn, Germany.

From Oceania: Initiating an audit of marine environmental compliance assets and systems in Tonga.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Fundraising to fully implement the activities in the resolution has been an ongoing challenge.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
As a next step we are seeking potential funding sources in order for us to be able to implement the following activities as recommended and agreed upon with the relevant partners at the technical meeting of experts that was conducted from the 12th -13th July 2018 at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn, Germany:
- Creation of a mailing list in order to facilitate effective communication amongst partner
organisations;
- Establishing inter-organizational groups or working groups within the W.C.E.L for purposes
of continuously addressing environmental crime;
- Creation of a calendar of events that contains the planned activities of the various partner
organizations;
- Engagement with the private sector and to build partnerships with them for purposes of
addressing the issue of environmental crime;
- Exploring ways to create a global and shared definition about the meaning of “environmental
crimes” and “crimes against the environment”; and
- Utilising the IUCN Academy on environment law which is uniquely positioned in building environmental law education capacity and promoting the conceptual development of environmental law.to conduct research.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
Additional information
Upload document: 
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes