6 August 2021, Online Meeting hosted by ROCB A/P
On 6 August 2021, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head of ROCB A/P, and Program Managers of ROCB A/P met online with the representatives of regional offices of the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) to discuss future collaboration with them.
Mr. Kuramoto briefly introduced the outline of the WCO and ROCB A/P. He also underlined that the ROCB A/P has endeavored to further enhance cooperation with development partners and is always more than happy to discuss future collaboration.
Mr. Brian V. Gonzales, Head of Protection of Endangered Species, WWF-Hong Kong, explained WWF activities including developing the guidelines to detect and seizure Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, holding the various events and strengthening cooperation with Customs administrations. He also introduced a Compendium and guidance for the maritime shipping sector which aims to capture the most common red flags indicators for illegal wildlife trade (IWT) happening through containerized sea cargo.
During the meeting, future opportunities for collaboration and next steps were actively discussed. The ROCB A/P and regional offices of WWF have agreed on continuously strengthening ROCB A/P – WWF cooperation in assisting AP Members in building their capacity to combat IWT.
For more information about the compendium for the maritime shipping sector at