Environmental crime

‘Environmental crime’ is a collective term to describe illegal activities harming the environment that involve illegal damage to, trade or theft of natural resources.  “Environmental awareness is growing all over the world. But so is wildlife crime, and the struggle between those forces seeking to preserve Earth’s rich biodiversity and those trying to turn it into illicit profits is just getting started.”

These extracts are from a Guardian article that reports a 26% increase since 2014 in identified illegal activities that add to the destruction of the environment and ecosystems that already impacts legally from ‘civlised’ human activity.

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