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corruption TimberProtecting and incentivizing whistleblowers is essential to combat environmental crimes

The world is facing daunting environmental challenges, many exacerbated by corruption. A number of the planet’s protected species are disappearing rapidly, due in part to the illegal trade in flora and fauna, and corruption comes into play as traffickers often rely on fraudulent paperwork to move parts from endangered species and illegal timber across borders. Continue Reading Corruption: Planet earth is being sold out

Vaquita-loaded-in-truck-whistleblower program not implemented U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unable to account for millions of dollars Congress allocated to pay whistleblower incentives.

According to an exposé by environmental journalist Richard Schiffman published today by  Earth Island Journal, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has no “proactive whistleblower program despite receiving $13 million” from the federal government earmarked to pay whistleblower incentive rewards. The report states that in response to a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) filed by the National Whistleblower Center, the FWS admitted that it is unable to account for most of the funds Congress allocated for this purpose. Requested records found that the agency can only account for $13,704 of the $5.6 million granted to it during the period between 2003 and 2016. Continue Reading Failure to Implement Whistleblower Program Linked to the Vaquita’s Impending Extinction

Anti-CorruptionInternational Anti-Corruption Day recognizes the critical fight against fraud and corruption.

This coming Sunday, December 9, the United Nations and anti-corruption organizations around the world will celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day. The joint global campaign, “United Against Corruption,” focuses on how corruption impacts rich and poor countries alike and must be addressed through a unified international approach. Continue Reading National Whistleblower Center Supports Global Anti-Corruption Efforts

Wildlife whistleblowersThe International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) was formed in 1989 by the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment on the need for greater collaboration between environmental compliance and enforcement actors globally. To date, it remains the only global organization focused exclusively on improving compliance with environmental law through effective compliance promotion and enforcement at all levels of governance. By partnering with the National Whistleblower Center, INECE hopes to help address the relationship between environmental crime, economic growth, and national security. Continue Reading Knowledge exchange at the forefront of environmental law enforcement

National WhistleblowerToday is GivingTuesday– a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations worldwide to encourage people to donate to the causes close to their heart. The National Whistleblower Center, the nation’s leading whistleblower advocacy organization, has a 30-year history of fighting corruption. The NWC announced its 2018 GivingTuesday campaign by sharing a few highlights from the year.Support National Whistleblower Continue Reading On GivingTuesday Help the National Whistleblower Center Fight Corruption

Corporate Compliance Programs Crippled and Thousands of Employees Lose Protection

Washington, D.C. | February 21, 2018 — In a groundbreaking anti-whistleblower decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that employees who report violations of securities law to their supervisors or corporate compliance programs, but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are not protected from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA). Continue Reading Supreme Court Rejects Protecting Internal Whistleblowers

This week, a wide range of whistleblower advocacy groups will be participating in the annual Whistleblower Summit for Human and Civil Rights, in honor of National Whistleblower Day on July 30th. The annual Summit provides an opportunity for whistleblowers, whistleblower advocates, and whistleblower supporting organizations to discuss the state of whistleblower protection in the United States and plan the future fight for whistleblower rights.

Continue Reading Whistleblower Groups to Celebrate in a United National Summit for Whistleblowers!

June 23, 2017. Washington, D.C. Today President Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law.

The law aims to protect whistleblowers from retaliation and reprisal and will require training of all VA employees about whistleblower protections. The Veterans Affairs (VA) Whistleblower Office  created by President Trump in April becomes permanent under the new law.

Continue Reading VA Whistleblower Protections Signed into Law; Don’t Go Far Enough

Today the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) announced the launch of its newly designed website.

Below is the NWC’s press release:

The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is delighted to officially announce the launch of our newly designed website!

Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with clear information and create an easier way to learn about the NWC’s campaigns and resources for whistleblowers. The website is interactive and gives better access to information about our Action Alert Network, Press Room, Meet the Whistleblowers, Attorney Referrals, International Whistleblowers and Get Help Now sections. Continue Reading National Whistleblower Center Launches New Responsive Website

Washington, D.C. December 22, 2015. The National Whistleblower Center, a Washington, D.C. based whistleblower advocacy group, released its 2015 Year in Review today.

The National Whistleblower Center’s 2015 Year in Review highlights the organizations top 10 accomplishments of 2015. The list of highlights includes the first Congressional celebration of National Whistleblower Day, SEC sanctions against defense contractor KBR and the expansion of protections for federal employees among other successes. 

The National Whistleblower Center is leading efforts to establish protections for wildlife whistleblowers, enact a permanent National Whistleblower Day, defend whistleblowers in the FBI who expose failures in our counterterrorism program and close the numerous loop holes in laws to ensure that all whistleblowers are protected from being blacklisted and/or harassed.

The National Whistleblower Center credits its supporters with enabling the group to have such a successful year.  The National Whistleblower Center’s plans for 2016 are also listed in the review. Read the full review here.