KENYA Summer Wildlife Crime Project Closes
LWOB’s eighth year of trial advocacy programming launched in August 2015, with a 10 day combined Train The Trainer and Trial Advocacy Training in Nairobi, Kenya representing the launch of a two year initiative combating wildlife crime in the region. In contrast to previous trial advocacy programs, this program offered additional focus on the investigatory side of the prosecution and the relevant forensics. Consultation with forensic and clinical scientists will continue to play an important role in the two-year program–all reflective of the international commitment to support the preservation of at-risk wildlife in Kenya and surrounding regions. LWOB is collaborating with scientists from the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, in New Haven CT on creation of forensic eLearning modules.
The program wrapped up early in 2017 with several hundred officers trained by LWOB and future training overseen by the KWS and a team of specially trained officers who will continue officer crime scene processing training in the years to come.