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A global, multi-sector network that raises political will, mobilises financial commitment, and bolsters operational capacity to fight nature crime and the other international criminal activities with which it converges.

Executive Summary

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Mission

Raise political will, mobilise financial commitment, and bolster operational capacity to identify, disrupt, and prosecute criminals and syndicates that profit from the destruction of nature.

Objective

Halt criminal activities that exploit natural resources worldwide.

Vision

Justice for ecosystems, species, and people exploited by nature crime networks.

About

Nature Crime Alliance

The Nature Crime Alliance is hosted and managed by World Resources Institute (WRI), with initial financial support from the Government of Norway. It will officially launch at the end of 2022 with a coalition of government and non-government partners. This follows an initial phase of consultations with numerous governments and NGOs, coordinated by Meridian Institute, World Resources Institute, and the Food and Land Use Coalition. To find out more and get involved, contact us.

Defining the problem

What is
nature crime?

Nature crime1 includes criminal forms of logging, mining, fishing, wildlife trade, and land conversion. These crimes frequently converge with each other and other forms of international criminal activity.

$110-$281 BILLION Annual criminal proceeds2 $1-2 TRILLION Indirect impact3

Logging

Annual Value
$51-152B4,5

Mining

Annual Value
$12-48B5

Fishing

Annual Value
$11-24B5

Wildlife Trade

Annual Value
$7-23B5

Land Conversion

Annual Value
$17B6,7
$110-$281 BILLION Annual criminal proceeds2 $1-2 TRILLION Indirect impact3

Logging

Annual Value $51-152B4,5

Mining

Annual Value $12-48B5

Fishing

Annual Value $11-24B5

Wildlife Trade

Annual Value $7-23B5

Land Conversion

Annual Value $17B6,7

Nature Crime Syndicates

Criminal Networks of Exploitation

One of the largest illicit economies in the world, nature crime is closely linked to terrorism, corruption, human rights abuses, financial crime, and other threats to peace and security.

Approach

A multidisciplinary, coordinated global network

The Nature Crime Alliance focuses on building bridges across disciplinary, geographic, and jurisdictional domains, promoting collaboration to illuminate and amplify strategies that make a difference. The Alliance will convene leaders and experts from across sectors and regions to identify opportunities to add unique value in the global fight against nature crime.

Strategic
Pillars

Raising Political Will

to aggressively pursue the powerful criminal networks and actors that commit nature crime.

Mobilising Financial Commitments

to support initiatives, partnerships, and organisations engaged in this fight.

Bolstering Operational Capacity

to better identify, disrupt, and prosecute the individuals and syndicates controlling nature crime and the other illicit activities it enables.

Network

Building a Collaborative Global Response

The Nature Crime Alliance is fostering a global network of governments, civil society organisations, businesses, intergovernmental institutions, and philanthropies to tackle nature crime.

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Executive
Summary

To find out more and get involved

contact us