Uncovering the invisible: successes and challenges for wildlife crime prosecution in Europe

Wildlife crime is devastating for endangered European species and a growing risk to our societies’ economic development and security, but most cases still go unpunished or undetected. This is one of the main findings of this new report published by the LIFE SWiPE project, ‘Uncovering the Invisible: Successes and Challenges for Wildlife Crime Prosecution in Europe’. Based on information from 87 institutions contacted across 11 European countries, the report highlights the lack of monitoring of this phenomenon, making crimes against nature invisible.