Earth Day: how stopping organized crime can help the environment

Environment crime22 April 2009 - Earth Day was established to inspire awareness and appreciation for our planet. While most of us are doing what we can to help, there are those who profit from the environment's destruction.

Environmental crime is often transnational in nature and involves organized crime activities such as trafficking in natural resources or illegally trading in wildlife. UNODC is actively fighting environmental crime and helping to prevent, combat and eradicate related trafficking.

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What does environmental crime have in common with organized crime?

Preventing trafficking in illicit forest resources