Environmental Crime

Environmental crime encompasses a spectrum of illicit activities, including illegal wood, wildlife trafficking, illegal mining and land grabbing.

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Stolen Amazon: The Roots of Environmental Crime in Five Countries

BOLIVIA / 8 NOV 2022

Environmental crime respects no borders. This investigation -- conducted with Igarapé Institute -- reveals how wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illicit gold mining, and slash-and-burn land clearance are spreading across five…

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Wildlife Trafficking Grows in Mexico as Criminals Go Digital

NEWS / 21 NOV 2022

Wildlife traffickers in Mexico are taking advantage of the social media marketplace, placing some of Mexico’s endangered species in peril.

Legal Frameworks to Protect the Amazon Are Being Sorely Tested

INVESTIGATIONS / 8 NOV 2022

Environmental crime is devastating the Amazon. What are these five Amazonian states doing to protect it?…

Corruption: The Common Source of Environmental Crime in the Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 8 NOV 2022

Across the countries that share the Amazon basin, corruption that facilitates environmental crime is an open secret.

Wildlife Trafficking Preys on the Amazon Basin

INVESTIGATIONS / 8 NOV 2022

The Amazon is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, where wildlife trafficking threatens hundreds of thousands of species.

Beneath The Surface of Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 8 NOV 2022

As gold prices have skyrocketed, a boom in mining across the Amazon Basin has flourished, leaving a deep environmental footprint.

Fueling Forest Loss: Motors of Deforestation in the Amazon

INVESTIGATIONS / 8 NOV 2022

The Amazon is being plundered at an accelerating rate. Deforesters across Bolivia and Ecuador are emboldened to clear trees for agribusiness.

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