Fast forward 20 years, and criminals are the unintended beneficiaries of technology and globalisation. We have prospered from our high-speed, high-tech world, but the criminals have been gifted a digital platform on which to develop their illicit businesses.
'We could lose the last jewels in nature's crown.'
Researchers have shown that in the last two decades, human activity has destroyed more than a tenth of the wilderness left
UNODC's report provides a solid understanding of the scope and scale of the problem, but realisation needs to become action if we are to help the world's animals and plants. The clock is ticking, but is anyone listening?
'When you want to use the word elephant, use the word cocaine.'
More ivory has been seized than cocaine worldwide in recent years, a report has shown, warning that the "absolute limit" on
The UK's National Wildlife Crime Unit was granted another four years of funding on Tuesday following mounting pressure from
Official figures released in South Africa have shown a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached in 2015. In the first
According to the latest European Food Standards Agency report (2010), lead from game meat represents less than 0.1% of the total dietary lead exposure. Compare this to cereals and potatoes which come in at over 40%. In fact, the average person gains more than 60 times more lead from beer than game meat.
Today is UN World Wildlife Day, an opportunity to celebrate the stunning diversity of flora and fauna around the planet and raise awareness about the importance of conserving it. This year, people and organisations all over the world have rallied around a simple yet vitally important theme: "It's time to get serious about wildlife crime."