A little-known consequence of smuggling is on climate change, where illicit imports of products that are strictly controlled in Europe are jeopardizing our climate ambitions.
In an effort to protect an endangered population, researchers are trialling inventive alternatives to rhino horn.
More than 35% of the world's mangroves are already gone and they are disappearing three to five times faster than other forests, according to international conservation group WWF.
Since the turn of the millennium, the cybersecurity industry has been grappling with the most ruthless adopters of platform models: cybercrime networks. What have they learned?
The enhanced traceability of digital currencies and internet-connected items will make criminal transactions far more difficult in future.
Research shows around 6 million tonnes of bushmeat are sourced annually from the Congo Basin, whose forest spans across six countries and is second in size only to the Amazon.
$215 million dollars are lost annually as a result of deforestation by drug gangs in South America who are clearing trees for illegal airports and cocaine warehouses. All of this is incre...
With Africa's population rapidly growing, urbanisation is happening too fast in Nigeria for the government to keep up with housing, business and public service demands.
The continent's vast informal sector is responsible for the majority of employment – but this holds millions back from access to proper financial services.
Anonymity, funding and sensitive hearing are to name but a few of the reforms India has taken to ensure children are more protected in trafficking legal cases.
A new survey of Africans’ views on corruption has found not only do they think it’s getting worse, but a quarter have had to pay bribes.
If illicit trade were a country, its economy would be larger than Brazil, Italy and Canada – and as large as Mexico and Indonesia combined.
Looking at economic motivations in the MENA region is key to understanding the wars in these countries. This report examines the factors that play a critical role in the persistence of op...
There's big money to be made smuggling desperate people into the US from Mexico, not only for smugglers, but also corrupt police and border guards.
Bee thefts have become a common and very expensive problem in California, as thieves pounce on unattended hives during pollination season.