• TNRC Final Report | Addressing corruption's impact on conservation and natural resource management: Lessons from the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project Brochure

    TNRC Final Report | Addressing corruption's impact on conservation and natural resource management: Lessons from the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project (, )

    April 29, 2024

    This final report provides a summary of the contributions made by the United States Agency for International Development-funded Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) project. The project worked from 2018 – 2024 and focused on improving biodiversity outcomes by equipping conservation and natural resource management practitioners to assess and address the threats posed by corruption to wildlife, fisheries, and forests. This objective was achieved through three strategic approaches: 1) harnessing existing knowledge and generating new evidence about the impact of corruption and effective programming responses; 2) communicating and networking to disseminate that information and demonstrate practical application, building experience, and generating new learning opportunities; and 3) supporting practical application through pilot projects in six countries and select initiatives to broaden practitioner experience. Additionally, the project worked on institutionalizing anti-corruption within partner organizations to leave a legacy of concrete change.

    The project was led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and implemented by a consortium of leading conservation and anti-corruption organizations, including TRAFFIC; the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at the Chr. Michelson Institute (U4); the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University; and in collaboration with the Basel Institute on Governance.

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  • Case Study on Russian King Crab Sourcing and Traceability Pilot Brochure

    Case Study on Russian King Crab Sourcing and Traceability Pilot (application/pdf, 3.53 MB)

    June 04, 2020

    This case study, focused on the Russian King Crab fishery and brought forward through a collaboration between WWF and Orca Bay Foods, LLC, demonstrates that the application of some basic tools can substantially reduce the risk of “IUU infection” even in a relatively complex and multinational supply chain.

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  • Illegal Russian Crab: An Investigation of Trade Flow Brochure

    Illegal Russian Crab: An Investigation of Trade Flow (application/pdf, 3.23 MB)

    October 16, 2014

    WWF investigated the trade flow of illegal and legal crab harvested from Russian waters throughout the North Pacific to better understand the likelihood of US importation of illegally harvested Russian crab, as well as conservation concerns associated with overharvest of crab from Russian waters.

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