TODAY'S FEATURED Wildlife / ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS STORY ---
Illegal wildlife trade worth up to $213 billion dollars a year is funding organised crime, including global terror groups and militias, according to a report by the United Nations and Interpol.
Christian Hellemann, who drove the UN Environment Program evaluation, said the size of the illicit timber Exchange "has been completely thought little of and is currently being viewed as exceptionally noteworthy", past worries over deforestation, annihilation of creature natural surroundings and the dangers to valuable woods, for example, rosewood, sandalwood and mahogany.
In Africa alone, governments are losing $1.9bn a year from Charcoal, to the benefit of criminals acquiring up to $9bn – three times the estimation of the drug exchange on the mainland. "This number is prone to triple in the coming decades and we trust that the size of logging in Africa alone would be comparable in a couple of decades from now to what has been logged in the Amazon, just to maintain the charcoal exchange," said Hellemann..... MORE ON THIS STORY HERE !