UNODC on illegal wildlife trade & climate change

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) persists in contravention of laws specifically aimed to address negative impacts of over‐exploitation of nature, one of the most critical threats to the world’s biodiversity. By reducing and otherwise negatively impacting …

Q&As on EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking

The new action plan includes new legal and policy tools to tighten and better enforce EU legislation related to wildlife trafficking leading to  more transparency and cooperation with stakeholders, calling for stronger partnership of the EU and its Member States with...

EU: Analytic review of Environmental crime

The corruption related to environmental crime can be so damaging that it creates political instability and entrenches systems of patronage or the elite capture of democratic institutions. While there has been a significant increase in multilateral...

Global Witness on impact of European rubber imports

Global Witness investigates the impact of European rubber imports on the destruction of climate-critical forests in West and Central Africa. It reveals rubber is the European import that poses biggest threat to West and Central Africa’s tropical forests…