Publications

Elephants in the Dust - The African Elephant Crisis
The African elephant, the largest remaining land mammal on the planet, is facing thegreatest crisis in decades. Reports of mass elephant killings in the media vividly illustratethe situation across many African elephant range States. This Rapid Response Assessment provides an overview of the current state of the African elephant alongside recommendations for action to ensure its protection.
Stolen Apes - The illicit trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans
The illegal trade in wildlife makes up one part of the multi-billion dollar business thatis environmental crime and is increasingly being perpetrated at the cost of the poorand vulnerable.
Green Carbon, Black Trade: Illegal Logging, Tax Fraud and Laundering in the Worlds Tropical Forests
Environmental crime and the illegal grabbing of natural resources is becoming an evermore sophisticated activity requiring national authorities and law enforcement agenciesto develop responses commensurate with the scale and the complexity of the challengeto keep one step ahead.
The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin
Gorillas, the largest of the great apes, are under renewed threat across the Congo Basin from Nigeria to the Albertine Rift: poaching for bushmeat, loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion, degradation of habitat from logging, mining and charcoal production are amongst these threats, in addition to natural epidemics such as ebola and the new risk of diseases passed from humans to gorillas.
The Last Stand of the Orangutan
State of Emergency: Illegal Logging, Fire and Palm Oil in Indonesia's National Parks The survival of orangutans and other rain forest wildlife in Indonesia is seriously endangered by illegal logging, forest fires including those associated with the rapid spread of oil palm plantations, illegal hunting and trade.