February 9, 2011

Report Estimates Global Environmental Crime at $40 Billion Annually

Filed under: biodiversity, Environmental Crime, Forests — inece @ 10:55 pm

A new report by Global Financial Integrity, entitled “Transnational Crime in the Developing World,” ranks four types of environmental smuggling among the top ten most valuable trade flows in the world.

The illegal traffic in oil, wildlife, timber and fish together are valued at close to $40 billion, according to the report which also outlines the role of transnational crime syndicates and their vast trade networks in facilitating this trade.

For the full report, please visit: http://transcrime.gfip.org/.

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