Highlights / Interpol

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

An international crackdown on wildlife crime and smuggling

Interpol once again launched a vast and widespread operation involving 109 countries to crack down on poaching, smuggling and wildlife crime. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers took part in this third edition of a global operation by customs »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

World’s biggest environmental crime investigation

Environmental crime estimated at $150 billion/yr Wildlife and forestry crime is the fourth largest crime area internationally after illegal drugs, counterfeiting, and human trafficking. Things like killing elephonts and rhinos for tusks and horns has long captured world media news, »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Global operation hits illegal wildlife trade

Authorities in several countries are hitting the international, illegal trade in wildlife and timber under Operation Thunderbird, coordinated by the international police agency Interpol. They have made 1,300 seizures of illicit products worth an estimated $5.1 billion US and have »