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Environmental Law: Crime & Ecocide

Green criminology

IES

Institute for Environmental Security

An international non-profit non-governmental organisation established in 2002, it has established a " "knowledge and action network" ... to increase political attention to environmental security as a means to help prevent conflict, instability and unrest."
The Institute's mission is: "To advance global environmental security by promoting the maintenance of the regenerative capacity of life-supporting eco-systems."
Its multidisciplinary approach integrates the fields of science, diplomacy, law, finance and education. Activities are designed to provide policy-makers with a methodology to tackle environmental security risks in time, in order to safeguard essential conditions for peace and sustainable development."

Environmental crime

Subject search to find books on SOLO:
Offenses against the environment
Nature -- Effect of human beings on

For recognition of ecocide

A campaign has begun to make Ecocide, serious environmental damage,  the 5th International Crime Against Peace.

World Wildlife Crime Reports

"If the [first] 2016 World Wildlife Crime Report represented UNODC’s first global assessment of the state of wildlife crime, the 2020 edition of this report represents a first assessment of trends. In several instances, these trends have been dramatic. The poaching of both elephants and rhinoceroses has consistently declined since 2011, as have the prices paid for tusks and horns. But the amount of pangolin scales seized has increased 10-fold in just five years, and new markets, such as the trafficking of European glass eels, have emerged in the wake of strengthened controls. For the first time, a consistent pattern of large shipments of unrelated wildlife products – elephant ivory and pangolin scales – has emerged. In addition, organized criminal groups in broker countries, neither the source nor the destination of the wildlife, have consolidated control of multiple markets."