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.
Halt criminal activities that exploit natural resources worldwide.
Justice for ecosystems, species, and people exploited by nature crime networks.
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 and the United States Department of State. It will launch 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
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.
Wildlife TradeAnnual Value
Land ConversionAnnual Value
LoggingAnnual Value $51-152B4,5
MiningAnnual Value $12-48B5
FishingAnnual Value $11-24B5
Wildlife TradeAnnual Value $7-23B5
Land ConversionAnnual 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.
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.
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.
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.