TNRC - Partner Resource - TGNR - Corruption and criminality behind biodiversity loss in Colombia’s forests: Wildlife trafficking
Corruption and criminality behind biodiversity loss in Colombia’s forests: Wildlife trafficking
WWF Colombia, Transparency for Colombia (Transparencia por Colombia), the Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development (Fundación para la Conservación y el Desarrollo Sostenible — FCDS), and InSight Crime teamed up to identify the facts of corruption and criminality behind the main drivers of deforestation, forest degradation and biodiversity loss in Colombia’s Amazon and Pacific regions: illegal mining, land grabbing, illegal logging, and wildlife trafficking. All of them were tracked as part of a USAID-funded project, named Transparent Governance of Natural Resources (TGNR).
This video explores the factors fueling wildlife trafficking in Colombia’s Amazon and Pacific regions, including: a lack of information, criminal networks, corruption, permit falsification and abuse, and weak law enforcement. It reveals which animals are at greatest risk of being caught by those working in the trade. Finally, it outlines the actors complicit in the trade’s operation, from poacher to trafficker to consumer.
Image attribution: © naturepl.com / Jen Guyton / WWF; © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF; © Georgina Goodwin / Shoot The Earth / WWF-UK; © Hkun Lat / WWF-Aus