A major UNEP meeting in Nairobi tackles environment crime

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Rhino poaching

Leading experts from around the world gathered in Nairobi, Kenya this week to discuss environment crime and wild life protection across Africa.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says environment crime is on the rise and has now become one of the most profitable forms of organized crime.

This crime includes poaching, illegal logging, the dumping of industrial waste and illegal fishing.

UNEP estimates that wildlife crime, such as elephant and rhino poaching, is worth $15-20 billion dollars annually.

Dianne Penn reports.

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