All About Environmental Crime

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 17 APR 2012

Timber traffickers in Peru have built a huge logistical network for bribing officials and moving illegally harvested wood out of the country, and now drug traffickers are taking advantage of…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 5 MAR 2012

Nicaragua has deployed an "eco-battalion" of some 580 soldiers charged with protecting the country's endangered natural resources.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 20 FEB 2012

Recent seizures of illegally trafficked timber in Guatemala suggests there is an organized smuggling ring sophisticated enough to transport the wood in large quantities, Prensa Libre reports.

BRAZIL / 9 JAN 2012

Peruvian groups carry out illegal logging in Brazil before transporting the wood along tributaries of the Amazon into Peru, unhindered by law enforcement, reports O Globo.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 24 NOV 2011

A long-running land conflict in southern Mexico is causing new problems, and the situation is made more dangerous by the prospect of intervention from drug trafficking groups and illegal logging…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 1 NOV 2011

Authorities in Mexico have rescued nearly 29,000 animals since 2000, many during operations against organized criminal groups.

BRAZIL / 20 OCT 2011

Environmental police in Brazil have enlisted the help of unmanned drone planes to help tackle the illegal exploitation of the country's resources, reported Latin Trade magazine.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 3 OCT 2011

Honduran authorities stopped two men accused of trying to smuggle 118 exotic parakeets from Nicaragua to El Salvador, concealed in fruit boxes.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 28 SEP 2011

A man was detained at the airport in Cayenne, French Guiana, while allegedly attempting to smuggle more than a dozen live hummingbirds out of the country, concealed in his pants.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 19 SEP 2011

Officials in Mexico are scrambling to house exotic animals confiscated from the collections of drug kingpins, according to a report from the Associated Press.

COLOMBIA / 31 AUG 2011

Colombia’s government announced a “crusade” against illegal logging, vowing to clamp down on the multi-million dollar timber trafficking industry which, it says, funds organized criminal groups.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 9 AUG 2011

Guatemalan authorities are set to enforce stricter airport security measures in hopes of better combating eco-trafficking, or the smuggling of endangered plants and animals to the U.S. and Europe.

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