Venezuelan ranchers are getting their cattle stolen or killed by gangs supported by the very officials meant to supervise the agricultural industry.
As the CITES treaty hits 50, we take a look at its successes, failures, and future challenges in reducing the illicit trade of wildlife.
The movie Cocaine Bear has a surprising connection to Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, especially how they trafficked drugs to the US.
Lake Titicaca serves as a crossroads for varied criminal economies, from cocaine shipments to trafficking the frogs that live along its banks.
Environmental crime is devastating the Amazon. What are these five Amazonian states doing to protect it?…
Across the countries that share the Amazon basin, corruption that facilitates environmental crime is an open secret.
While there are some efforts to build resilience, including the passing of new legislative frameworks and some other signs of political willingness to tackle the problem, there is still a…
From unchecked agricultural development to wildlife trafficking, corruption greases the wheels of every environmental crime in the Peruvian Amazon.
Peru – rich in biodiversity – is a hotspot for the wildlife trade. Reptiles, fish and birds are all trafficked locally and internationally.
Everything from turtles, iguanas and parrots is trafficked through Cartagena, Colombia's illegal wildlife trade.
The full threat posed to Mexico's biodiversity by both Mexican and Chinese organized crime networks has been revealed in a new report.