Environmental Crime

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

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Damaged Lands:
Environmental Crime in Colombia

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 1 MAR 2021

InSight Crime has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to study the criminal activities driving deforestation, forest degradation and biodiversity loss in Colombia. The project -- titled “Transparent…

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Coca Replaced by Cattle - The Shift in Southern Colombia's Deforestation

NEWS / 19 JUL 2021

Living two weeks in the jungle wasn't bad really. While spending eight hours a day felling trees with an axe and a chainsaw wasn't exactly a holiday, it did create…

Fishermen Call for Aid Against Illegal Fishing in Yucatán, Mexico

NEWS / 16 JUL 2021

Illegal fishing is out of control in the Mexican state of Yucatán, say local fishermen and media, as illegal techniques, competition from out-of-state vessels and dwindling fisheries combine to threaten…

5 Reasons For Record Deforestation in Colombia

NEWS / 14 JUL 2021

Recently published data has shown that deforestation in Colombia soared last year, as a number of illegal activities drove forest loss.

How 'Narco-Highway' in Honduras Became National News

NEWS / 6 JUL 2021

The future of a controversial highway in Honduras, thought to be a conduit for drug trafficking, remains uncertain as the government and local associations remain at each other's throats.

Eat Them or Extradite Them - What to Do With Pablo Escobar's Hippos?

NEWS / 18 JUN 2021

Colombia's hippos are a well-documented problem. Growing astonishingly fast in number, potentially devastating to the local ecosystem and perhaps lethal to humans, plenty of solutions have been proposed.

Cuba Quietly Admits to Wildlife Trafficking Problem

NEWS / 15 JUN 2021

Though Cuba's illegal animal trade rarely makes headlines, its government has quietly raised alarms with a new wildlife trafficking law.

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