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Wildlife trafficking (defined as the illegal cross-border trade in biological resources taken from the wild, including trade in timber and marine species) is not a new phenomenon, but its scale, nature and impacts have changed considerably in recent years. Poaching has reached unprecedented levels for some species, and the world is currently facing a dramatic surge in wildlife trafficking. On 7

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via BBC A court in northern Myanmar has sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison for illegal logging. The group were arrested in January in Kachin state, close to the Chinese border, during a military operation to crack down on illegal logging. Two 17-year-old boys were also given 10-year jail terms, and a woman in the group was given

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[EC.Europa.EU]. Environmental crime covers acts that breach environmental legislation and cause significant harm or risk to the environment and human health. The most known areas of environmental crime are the illegal emission or discharge of substances into air, water or soil, the illegal trade in wildlife, illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances and the illegal shipment or dumping of waste. Environmental

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David de la Bodega Zugasti. SEO/BirdLife Use of poisoned bait in the countryside is one of the main threats to biodiversity in Spain. Poison is used to kill animals considered to be harmful to certain activities, mainly hunting, livestock farming and agriculture. It affects pets like dogs and cats and is also used for settling feuds between private individuals, as

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Despite legal protection, offences against wild birds continue and every year the RSPB receives over 500 reports of wild bird crime, with many more incidents reported to the police and other agencies. The RSPB’s Investigations Section’s main role is to support the statutory authorities by providing advice, expert witness and investigative help on wild bird crime. It works closely with the

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[Contents by EFFACE] The Spanish legislator has resorted to using criminal law to protect the environment, following the path settled by European Union through its Directive 2008/99/EC of 19 November 2008 on the protection of the environment through criminal law. The problems arising from its implementation in Spain serve to analyse the Spanish penal system and its ancillary relation with the