Wildlife and other environmental crimes are on the increase. Current research into wildlife crime prevention include the use of DNA in wildlife investigations; different types of poaching investigations; practical enforcement issues; bird and habitat enforcement issues; working in partnership; and the international angle.
The UK Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year award is made each year to the police or Customs officer who has made the greatest contribution to wildlife law enforcement in that year. The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) was originally launched in November 1995 to provide a strategic response to wildlife law enforcement issues. PAW also oversees the arrangements for the annual Police Wildlife Liaison Officers' Conference.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.