environmental crime

  • Goldmine in my backyard? Colombian community says no

    When the residents of a small town of Tolima department in Colombia, decided to vote whether they wanted a mega gold mining project in their backyard, first it did not mean much to the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), a multinational company famous for its mega-projects. After a decade-long exploration phase,...
  • Protecting Honduras: the life of Berta Cáceres

    Honduras has since 2009 been plagued with endless murders and is today renowned as the world’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders. Between 2010 and 2014 alone, 116 environmental activists have been killed, 12 of whom were reported murdered in 2014. These murders have been premised on Honduras’ natural...
  • Mekong’s Fate

      The Mekong is the largest river in Indochina and one of the largest in Asia. It is is the eleventh longest river in the world (approx. 4880 km), its course runs from the plateau of Tibet until Vietnam. The Mekong is the largest inland freshwater fishery in the...
  • Environmental Crimes Fueling Conflicts

    The UNEA (United Nations Environment Assembly) published a report drafted by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and the Interpol entitled: “The environmental crime crisis: threats to sustainable development from illegal exploitation and trade in wildlife and forest resources”. According to this report, environmental crimes are no longer an...