Illegal logging declined worldwide by 22 percent in 2010 when compared to 2002, according to London based Chatham House. In the time period, Indonesia saw declines in illegal logging of 75 percent, and Cameroon saw declines of 50 percent. However, illegal logging is so prevalent in Indonesia that in 2010, even with the 75 percent decline, illegal logging in Indonesia still consists of 40 percent of all timber harvest.
hinese authorities battling wildlife trafficking seized 38,599 animal parts weighing 26.63 tons off the black market between 2007 and June 2010. In addition to the wildlife animals, 2.753 rare plant varieties weighing more than 55 tons were taken off the black market by Chinese customs.
Black market trafficking of diamonds in 2010 consisted of 1 percent of the global diamond market.
Illegal logging provided around 30 million cubic meters of timber and wooden products made from illegally harvested wood into the European Union in 2006.
Illegal logging provides between 20 to 40 percent of the world’s industrial wood production, according to the United Nations. This equals to 350 million to 650 million cubic meters of timber that was cut down by illegal logging
Due to wildlife trafficking and smuggling, the number of wild tigers remaining in Vietnam is estimated to be 30.
Listing of books about the black market. Contains books on wildlife smuggling, human trafficking and other illicit activities.
40 tons of gold worth $1.24 Billion was smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009.
In the wildlife trafficking market of Indonesia, a pangolin sells at prices between $5 to $10. When trafficked to Malaysia, the pangolin can sell for $15. That same pangolin can then be trafficked and sold in China at prices higher than $100 per kilo.
Illegal logging accounts for 48 percent of all timber imported into Vietnam.