National Whistleblower Day

The National Whistleblower Center (NWC)’s Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program was recently featured in Mongabay Wildtech, a non-profit provider of conservation and environmental science news.

Wildtech spoke with NWC’s Chief Operating Officer to learn how the organization’s emerging Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program works to counter wildlife crime and promote conservation by harnessing the power of whistleblower reward laws.

The NWC was announced a Grand Prize Winner in the 2016 Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, an initiative of USAID in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and TRAFFIC. NWC’s Grand Prize-Winning solution, the Secure Internet Wildlife Crime Reporting System, is a secure online platform, a one-stop shop through which whistleblowers can safely and anonymously file reports of wildlife crimes and gain useful information about how wildlife whistleblower laws work.

To learn more about the NWC program with “the potential to reverse the extinction crisis,” you can read the Mongabay interview with NWC’s Chief Operating Officer here:  https://news.mongabay.com/wildtech/2016/12/whistleblowing-for-wildlife/.