An InSight Crime and Igarapé Institute investigation mapping environmental crimes and illicit actors in Colombia’s Amazon Basin was named one of the year’s best Latin America investigations by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).

A global association of some 200 news outlets that includes InSight Crime, GIJN praised our investigation for uncovering the ways “illicit mining, logging, wildlife trafficking, land grabbing, and coca cultivation are leading to deforestation and biodiversity loss,” as well as the links between “legal and illegal sectors” and how local communities are co-opted by criminal networks, generating “conflict and insecurity.” 

SEE ALSO: The Roots of Environmental Crime in the Colombian Amazon

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