Environmental Crime

Our cutting-edge global research on environmental crime focuses on environmental security, wildlife crime, illegal fishing, corruption and illicit finance.

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Our research seeks to promote a step-change in current efforts to address organised criminal activity that is systematically depleting irreplaceable flora and fauna, driving key species to extinction and irreversibly damaging vital ecosystems worldwide. We seek to chart the shifting dynamics of environmental crime, while identifying opportunities to bolster a global response that all too often fails to treat this activity as large-scale transnational organised crime. Our focus is on enhancing the response to critical enabling activities of environmental crime, such as corruption and money laundering, whilst highlighting areas of convergence across multiple crime types.

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