As we showed in our report Double Impact, one of the most significant ways illegal wildlife and timber products are moved around the world is by sea. Through undercover investigations, EIA has unearthed numerous instances where the shipping transport sector has been an unknowing accomplice to the trafficking of wildlife and timber. The sector has […]
In an indication that China is getting serious about properly prosecuting wildlife criminals, a court in Jiangsu province has jailed a man for 11-and-a-half years and confiscated about £54,900 (500,000 RMB) worth of his private assets for ivory smuggling
The annual UN International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) provides an opportunity to reflect on whether the global community is making progress in curbing this persistent and pernicious crime – and in terms of the prevalence of corruption as a key enabler of environmental crime, the overall prognosis is not good.