TNRC Knowledge Hub - Illicit Financial Flows

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Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows move illegally-acquired money — often from environmental crimes and corruption — across borders, and they constitute part of a global enabling environment that encourages these activities.

This page provides information, guidance, and tools for practitioners who seek to address the impact of illicit financial flows on conservation goals. The contents outline how money flows result from and contribute to corruption and environmental crimes, how corruption facilitates these crimes, and how anti-money laundering and other approaches can be integrated into conservation activities.

Inside this Topic

1. How illicit financial flows affect conservation objectives

2. Preventing money laundering

3. Targeting IFFs through "follow the money" approaches

3.1 Conducting financial investigations beyond low-level offenders
3.2 Engaging financial institutions
3.3 Beneficial ownership transparency: a cornerstone of tackling IFFs
3.4 Confiscating the proceeds of crime and corruption

4. Politics and power: Assessing risks and constraints on financial approaches


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