Environmental Crime Out of Control

Environmental crime is helping to finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups, according to a report

A report compiled by United Nations (UN) Environment Programme and Interpol says environmental crime is helping to finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups.

Termed the ‘Environmental Crime Crisis’, the report, which was released at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Kenya, highlights how the illegal trade in charcoal, wildlife, timber products, elephant ivory, rhino horn, illegal fisheries, illegal mining and the dumping of toxic waste play a leading role in fuelling the work of terrorist groups.   

Meanwhile, the South African Broadcasting Corporation journalists; Sarah Kimani and Palesa Kobedi, spoke to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Flora and Fauna trade secretary-general, John E. Scanlon on his view on the report.  

To read the article titled, “'Environmental crime out of control': Cites,” click here.

Source: 
SABC News

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