Between 2000 and 2007, an average of 12 Rhinos were killed each year in order to meet the supply of rhino horns on the global black market. In 2010, 333 rhinos were killed for their horns.
180 leopards were poached and killed in India in 2010, according to wildlife authorities. There are between 5,000 to 10,000 leopards living in the wild in India. Authorities believe that the leopards were killed in order to meet the demand for products in the wildlife trade in China. A leopard skin rug is sold for $100,000 to $300,000 in China.
An estimated 10 elephants are killed every month in southeast Cameroon for their ivory, according to elephant conservation programs in the African country.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing off the shores of Brunei costs the fishing industry to lose $13 Million a year in revenue.
A kilogram of rhino horn sold illegally was reported to be $97,000.
Pemex, Latin America’s biggest oil producer, was employing 1,144 security personnel across 288 sites to prevent oil theft and smuggling in 2011. In the first quarter of 2011, the company lost $250 Million to oil theft.
There were 4,014 seizures of illegal wildlife in Australia in 2010. Two-thirds of the seizures involved ingredients from endangered species to be used in traditional medicines.
60 percent of hazardous waste generated in Vietnam is properly treated and disposed. The remaining 40 percent is either illegally dumped, buried or reused, according to the head of the Environmental Crime office. In 2010, 322 cases of hazardous waste violations were investigated with $476,000 (10 Billion Vietnamese Dongs) collected in fines.
Illegal fishing of wild salmon in the United Kingdom’s River Wye increased by 57 percent between 2009 and 2011. 20 pounds of the salmon can be sold for up to $492 (300 British Pounds).
In 2000, there were an estimated 100 wild tigers in Vietnam. In 2011, an estimated 30 tigers remained in the wild. Worldwide, around 3,200 tigers were in the wild in 2011. From 1900 to 2011, the tiger population in the world decreased by 97 percent.