Monitor - Environmental Crime
There are indicators that organised crime groups are involved. Illegal wildlife trafficking negatively impacts economic and social development, governance and biodiversity. The EU is considered the top global importer in terms of value of wildlife, ranging from live reptiles and birds to caviar and reptile skins. Additionally, the major ports and airports of the EU are important transit points for trafficking activities.
Environmental crime is a new EU priority amongst the ten priorities of the EU Policy Cycle in the fight against organised and serious international crime between 2018 and 2021. The objective of this monitor is to identify opportunities for action in the prevention of wildlife trafficking.
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