THE TRAFFICKING of endangered species, and other environmental crimes such as smuggling pollutants, is a billion dollar business says the Milan-based United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, (UNICRI), which has published a study on these modern scourges.

It has recommended further research, the encouragement of national governments to be more open about eco-crime committed on their beat, tougher laws, better coordination of law enforcement and non-governmental groups.

The report quotes US Fish and ...

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