Illegal logging in Brunei lead to over $1 Million in losses in 2009.
The black market price for a kilogram of Rhino Horns was $55,000 at the start of 2011.
Illegal logging in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan consists of the majority of logging activity. According to the government, 20 percent of companies operating in the region have legitimate permits, with the rest committing illegal logging activities. In addition, only 2 percent of miners have permits as well.
For every single orangutan that is rescued in the wild, between 2 to 3 are killed by wildlife traffickers or illegal logging activities.
Oil smuggling in Mexico dropped in 2010 as state oil producer Pemex reported 1.7 million barrels of oil being stolen in 2010, compared to the nearly 5 billion barrels of oil that was smuggled in 2008. Pemex also found 712 illegal connections to its oil pipelines, almost double the amount of illegal connections in 2009. From the illegal connections to pipelines, Pemex estimates that 10,000 barrels of oil worth $700,000 was smuggled onto the black market every day.
Illegal fishing off the coast of South Korea by Chinese fisherman led to 738 arrests between 2006 and 2010.
Due to high prices of chicken and pork for the Vietnamese New Year festival, black market smugglers transport chicken and pork meat from China and sell it on the black market in Vietnam. The smugglers buy the meat in China for $1.02 (20,000 Vietnamese Dong) and sell it for $2.05 (40,000 VND) and as high as $3.07 (60,000 VND), easily making over 100 percent profit.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) identified 6 countries that engage in illegal fishing. Colombia, Ecuador, Italy, Panama, Portugal and Venezuela were all found to be committing black market activities when it comes to fishing. Illegal fishing activities included fishing during closed sessions, using illegal driftnet, and fishing without proper authorization.
Wildlife trafficking caused 333 rhinos to be killed in South Africa in 2010. In 2009, 122 rhinos were killed in the country due to the black market wildlife trade.
According to the Pew Environmental Group, 73 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. The fins are sold on the black market at prices of $100 a kilogram and above.