A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



General information & research guides

Environmental crimes @ European Commission

     · focusing on laws and regulations

Environmental crime @

    · Introduction and explanation about environmental crime. This link also contains a agency and some cases about environmental crime.

Environmental Studies Resources: Environmental Crime @ Michigan State University

Illicit Trade Environment Index

Special issue of US Attorneys' Bulletin on environmental crimes

     · a collection of different kinds of argument about environmental crime and the importance of the role of law in environmental crimes.


Environmental Crimes Case Bulletin @ US EPA

Environmental Crimes Monthly Bulletin (USDOJ)

Havocscope @ Threats News


Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC)


     · “the world’s first whistleblowing initiative dedicated to environmental crime. The Mission of

       WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information regarding environmental crime

       and transform that information into concrete actions.”

Institutions ~ International organizations

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

    Environmental Crime

            · Links to branches on fisheries crime, forestry crime, pollution crime, wildlife crime, and more.

European Union


          · Environmental Crime

    EU Network for the implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL)

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

     The Rise of Environmental Crime

   Transnational Environmental Crime

    GRID Arendal

       The Environmental Crime Crisis

          Environmental Crime Network

UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

      Environmental Crimes

UN Office on Drugs and Crime

     International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC)

     Wildlife & Forest Crime

     Transnational Organized Crime: Environmental crime: Trafficking in wildlife and timber

Institutions ~ NGOs

Basel Institute on Governance

     Green Corruption

Brookings Institutions

     Corruption is a threat to planet Earth

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

     U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

          Climate change

          Natural resources & energy

          Renewable resources

Common Good Foundation

EAGLE Network (Eco Activists for Governance and Law Enforcement)

Earth League International


          · “the world’s first whistleblowing initiative dedicated to environmental crime. The Mission of

             WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information regarding environmental crime

             and transform that information into concrete actions.”

Global Witness

Global Initaitive Against Transnational Organized Crime


PAMS Foundation

Transparency International

     Voices for Transparency


     Environmental corruption

Environmental crime in the USA

Environmental Crimes Section @ US Department of Justice (USDOJ)

Criminal investigations @ US EPA

Smith County, Texas

    ·  Focuses on issues such as illegal dumping.

US Wildlife Trafficking Alliance


7th International Conference on Environmental Crime

UNICRI @Environmental Crime Conference

Environmental Crime Enforcement Conference

International Conference on Transnational Environmental Crime: illicit networks and enforcement networks

International Conference on Environmental Crime: Current and Emerging Threats (2012)

Key readings

Environmental Crime is booming @ Grist

Environmental Crime Tops List by Organizations @ US Courts

     · Offers valuable statistics on environmental crimes

Environmental Investigation Agency. 2008. Environmental crime: A threat to our future.

     · Comprehensive treatment of the basic aspects of environmental crime

Chenxi Dai and Xujin Wang of Brandeis University developed this page in 2018.

Transnational environmental crime (TEC) & corruption

This page focuses on general aspects of transnational environmental crime (TEC), defined as "criminal

     natural-resource-related activities that cross national borders and harm the environment, such as  

     wildlife trafficking; illegal fishing; electronic-waste dumping; water theft; illicit markets in ozone-

     depleting substances; illegal logging and mining; and other acts." - Gore et al. 2019

Contents of this page:

     · General information

      · Periodicals  

        · Initiatives               

          · Institutions

                 ~ International organizations

                 ~ NGOs

            · Environmental crime in the USA

              · Conferences

                · Key readings

Also see:  

     · Wildlife poaching, trafficking & trade for illegal trafficking of wildlife

       · Stratospheric ozone depletion for production and trade in ozone-depleting substances

         · Chemical & waste management for illegal hazardous waste disposal

           · Fish, fisheries & marine life for illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing

             · Forests for illegal logging and trade in wood products