Online Seminar: Organized Environmental Crime

Black Markets in Gold, Wildlife and Timber

Datum en tijd:
30 november 2022 10:00 - 13:00 uur


The rising global scarcity of natural resources increasingly attracts organized crime groups. These criminal organisations react to socio-economic, political and ecological changes by looking for opportunities to diversify their illegal activities.
The proliferation of organized environmental crime exacerbates the global destruction of ancient rainforests; the mass extinction of species; and the pollution of the atmosphere, land, and water, negatively affecting planet earth.

Our online seminar ‘Organized Environmental Crime: Black Markets in Gold, Wildlife and Timber’ will take place on November 30 from 10:00-13:00 CET. This seminar will examine the role of organized crime in environmental crime, its convergence with other forms of crime, and the implications for conservation and crime prevention. Academics will discuss together with experts, practitioners and NGOs (e.g., Europol, Interpol, IUCN, WCS, GITOC, UNODC) how to understand, prevent and tackle organized environmental crime.

This seminar is organized by Daan van Uhm, Associate Professor in Criminology, involved in the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology.

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