OSCAP Rhino Conference 2014
Justin Gosling, Independent Wildlife Enforcement Consultant
Justin Gosling has been engaged in law enforcement for over 22 years. He joined the United Kingdom Police Service in 1992, serving as a Detective on the Crime and Drugs Investigation Unit and the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch. He investigated a vast range of serious crime types, using specialist skills in covert investigations.
From 2005 Justin transferred his expertise to the challenging field of environmental crime. Working for intergovernmental organisations and NGOs, he has directed and participated in undercover investigations into wildlife and forest crime across Asia, Africa and Europe meeting traffickers face-to-face, and developing in-depth knowledge of environmental crime.
As the first INTERPOL Environmental Crime Criminal Intelligence Officer to be based in Asia, Justin coordinated international operations, and was instrumental in the development of a number of INTERPOL’s ongoing initiatives. He recently served as a Senior Law Enforcement Advisor to the UN Environment Programme, and for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime he has developed a number of publications, and is retained as a trainer on trans-boundary crime. Justin has also provided expert consultation and interviews to key media agencies including TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The Straits Times, the BBC, Al Jazeera and Agence France-Presse. He is a Masters student of International Criminal Justice.
Drawing upon his unique insight, Justin now advises a range of organisations, helping to develop international policy, and grounding it through first-hand experience to the needs of States and national agencies.