Organized crime


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Criminal networks operating outside the law do not adhere to environmental and safety regulations like regular business ventures. As such they do not only fail to avoid negative impacts, but exacerbate them. Driven by profit alone, criminal activities include illegal poaching, overexploitation and trafficking of natural species and materials, which threatens biodiversity and increases risk by removing natural means of protection from extreme weather. Furthermore, organized crime corrupts societies by recruiting people into criminal activities and persuading governments not to act in the interests of the wider population.

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