New Bulletin on Organised Crime in Southern Africa highlights Rhino Poaching in a Global Context

Pretoria - World Environment Day, commemorated annually on June 5, aims to be the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.
Meanwhile, the actions of organized crime groups are resulting in a sharp rise in the poaching of already endangered wildlife, such as rhinos in Southern Africa, as discussed in the inaugural edition of the NEW UNODC Bulletin on Organised Crime in Southern Africa.

The Bulletin will be used to regularly highlight specific aspects of organised crime in the Southern African region. This bulletin is being compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Southern Africa. Using a variety of open sources, it is complemented by a brief assessment of trends and issues relating to transnational organised crime in the Southern African region.

The Bulletin can be downloaded as a PDF File here.

Assessments provided within the bulletin are compiled from a general and strategic perspective; they should not be seen as a comment on any specific cases. Views expressed in articles selected for use in this bulletin are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of UNODC. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in the present bulletin do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNODC concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of any frontiers or boundaries.