Wildlife Criminal Justice Programme
The Wildlife Criminal Justice Programme (WCJ), under WCP, works closely with DNPW officers, NPA and judiciary prosecutors for effective prosecution and appropriate sentencing of wildlife and environmental crime cases in Zambian courts.
Effective prosecution contributes to the certainty element of wildlife crime deterrence and ensures that potential offenders are deterred by the likelihood of being punished accordingly. (Lemieux A.M., et al, 2022)
Our Rapid Reference Guide for the Investigation and Prosecution of Wildlife Crimes in Zambia, produced in partnership with DNPW and NPA, is a best practice reference book available to officers and prosecutors. WCP conducts annual workshops on using this guide and adhering to human rights in wildlife law enforcement.