This database was developed under a project led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC). ELC is an outposted unit of IUCN based in Bonn, Germany. It focuses on conceptual development of the law as well as technical assistance, capacity-building, and information dissemination.

The development of this database is supported by the German Polifund project to help combat poaching and illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia, measure implemented by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). It combines the expertise and resources of five German ministries, international organisations and NGOs to combat poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife products (ivory and rhino-horn) in Africa and Asia.

The project was implemented in partnership with TRAFFIC.

Tanzanian court decisions were collected and analyzed by the following team of experts, under the supervision of Professor Doctor Hamudi Majamba and the support of the School of Law of the University of Dar-es-Salaam:

  • Neema Bhoke
  • Tasco Luambuano
  • George Bakari
  • Edson Rwechungura
  • Daniel Lema
  • Gift Kweka.

Training materials were authored by Phil Snijman. Thanks go to TRAFFIC and in particular to Julie Thomson, Shanny Pelle and Linah Clifford for their collaborative work on this project, as well as the African Wildlife Foundation with whom the IUCN Environmental Law Centre ran judicial training workshops in Tanzania, and to the IUCN Tanzania Office for their help during this project.

The project was managed by Lydia Slobodian (ELC Legal Officer) and Lorélie Escot (Project Lawyer) with the support of Li Ning (ELC Programme Officer),  Anni Lukács (ELC Documentation Officer), Alexandra Fante (Documentation Officer) and Ann Devoy (ELC Project Administator), as well as intern Ariadni Chatziantoniou. The project was implemented under the overall leadership of Dr. Alejandro Iza (ELC Director).


Design and implementation of the database

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