WCP Partners

Because of the transnational nature of organized crime networks involved in wildlife trafficking, regionally and nationally, local international investigations need to be undertaken to identify and prosecute illegal wildlife traffickers. Such transnational policy efforts take cooperation and motivated individuals. WCP are proud to work with the following partners.

National Partners

Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Department of National Parks and WildlifeDNPW
The Department of National Parks and Wildlife is the government wing responsible for the significant task of managing Zambia’s vast protected areas. WCP work together with DNPW on a daily basis in order to strengthen conservation in Zambia.
North Luangwa Conservation Programme
North Luangwa Conservation ProgrammeFrankfurt Zoological Society
The North Luangwa Conservation Programme (NLCP) is a partnership between the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Zambia Department of National Parks and Wildlife to conserve 22,000 km² of the North Luangwa ecosystem. Founded in 1986, the partnership focuses on protected area management and law enforcement.
Conservation South Luangwa
Conservation South LuangwaCSL
CSL is now supporting 65 well trained, well equipped and highly disciplined scouts who risk their lives in the daily fight against poaching. They sometimes spend up to 20 days in the field on patrol in tough conditions and a harsh climate, carrying all their own rations and equipment. These proud and brave men and women work tirelessly to track down and apprehend wildlife perpetrators.
Conservation Lower Zambezi
Conservation Lower ZambeziCLZ
Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of natural resources in the Lower Zambezi in Zambia. In 1994, concerned local safari operators and other stakeholders recognized the need for organised support to the national wildlife protection authority (now the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, DNPW) to combat the poaching that was decimating the wildlife populations in the Lower Zambezi.
African Parks
African ParksAP
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. AP currently manage 11 national parks and protected areas in eight countries covering six and a half million hectares: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia.
Conservation Lake Tanganyika
Conservation Lake TanganyikaCLT
Conservation Lake Tanganyika is a non profit organisation created in 2012 by concerned stakeholders in the Southern Part of the Lake. We firmly believe that that development and poverty reduction should go hand in hand with biodiversity conservation of the Lake, these goals are mutually beneficial.
Peace Parks Foundation
Peace Parks FoundationPPF
Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of trans-frontier conservation areas (peace parks) and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.

International Partners

 International Fund for Animal Welfare
International Fund for Animal WelfareIFAW
Founded in 1969 in Canada and in the UK in 1981, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters.
World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife FundWWF
The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
Invictus K9
Invictus K9USA
Experienced instruction for handlers, canines and supervisors in countering home-grown terrorist operations. Added ability to design, develop and implement training solutions specific to the user and can be conducted in the operational environment providing real-world effective training. With highly experienced past-performance integrating both new and updated hybrid K9 capabilities into well known LE and Federal agencies to the highest standard.
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust
Lilongwe Wildlife TrustLWT Malawi
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust was established in 2008 when the first project – Lilongwe Wildlife Centre – opened as a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education facility supporting the Government’s work fighting wildlife crimes such as the pet and bushmeat trades. Since then both LWT rescue and education programmes have expanded nationally and in 2014, LWT started work to combat serious wildlife crime, in particular ivory trafficking, supporting high level wildlife crime investigations, wildlife justice programmes for prosecutors and courts and revisions to wildlife policy and legislation.
Ministry of Environment & Tourism
Ministry of Environment & TourismMET Namibia
At Independence in 1990, the new Government of the Republic of Namibia recognized the importance of the environment, by including the protection of natural resources in the Constitution. Namibia has one of the few constitutions in the world with specific provisions aimed at safeguarding the environment. Furthermore, Namibia is one of the few countries that has linked issues of environmental protection to tourism development.
PAMS Foundation
PAMS FoundationPAMS Tanzania
PAMS’ philosophy is about being efficient and maximizing efforts. In order to improve wildlife protection work, from the community scouts level all the way up to law enforcement officers, intelligence officers and prosecutors, there is an ongoing need for capacity building, training and mentorship.
Tikki Hywood Trust
Tikki Hywood TrustTHT Zimbabwe
The Tikki Hywood Trust strives to bring awareness and sound conservation practice to the plight of lesser known and endangered animals globally. We aim to increase awareness of the conservation tool that is legislation and are constantly seeking ways of improving and upholding the laws that protect fauna and flora.
Uganda Conservation Foundation
Uganda Conservation FoundationUCF Uganda
The Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) is the first and only UK based charity to focus on Ugandan conservation after years of extreme civil conflict and poaching. We aim to conserve and preserve the natural environment and the fauna and flora in Eastern Africa, particularly in Uganda.
Legal Assistance Centre
Legal Assistance CentreLAC Namibia
The LAC's main objective is to protect the human rights of all Namibians. It is the only organisation of its kind in Namibia. It has an office in Windhoek, Namibia's capital. It is funded primarily by national and international donor organisations. Its work is supervised by the Legal Assistance Trust, whose trustees include legal practitioners, other professionals and community leaders.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Fish and Wildlife ServiceFWS USA
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or FWS) is an agency of the federal government within the U.S. Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. The mission of the agency is "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
United States Agency for International Development
United States Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID USA
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
Wildlife Justice Commission
Wildlife Justice Commission
Our mission is to help disrupt transnational organised wildlife crime by exposing criminal networks and the corruption that enables them to flourish by empowering – or, if need be, pressuring – governments to enforce their laws. The objective of our investigations is to activate justice for wildlife and for the source communities affected by illegal wildlife trade. Our scope encompasses illegal trade by organised transnational criminal networks in endangered wildlife species, timber and fisheries.