"Significant quantities of natural resources are illegally harvested and their proceeds laundered in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering corruption and undermining environmental governance. Much illegal exploitation and pollution occurs in countries with poor governance capacities, but much of the sale for profit and money laundering occurs in mature markets with well-developed governance capacities. This book explores ways to address illegal fishing and logging in Asia-Pacific region by the use of cooperative legal measures, particularly anti-money laundering and confiscation of proceeds techniques. Contributors to this volume cover themes including: the nature of transnational environmental crime; patterns in laundering of illicit fish and forest products; networks for distribution of illicit products; weaknesses in current systems for assurance of the legality of products; and international legal cooperation to enforce anti-money laundering laws in relation to illicit products. In considering these topics the book explores how the use of anti-money laundering measures and the seizure of criminal proceeds can be used as innovative policy options to combat transnational fishery and forestry crimes. The book will be of excellent use and interest to scholars and students of environmental law, criminal law, and practitioners in environmental conservation"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Introduction pt. 2. Environmental crime in the Asia-Pacific pt. 3. Laundering the proceeds of environmental crime pt. 4. Illegal fishing : combating crime and following the proceeds pt. 5. Illegal logging : combating corruption and following the proceeds pt. 6. Improving environmental enforcement through financial intelligence cooperation pt. 7. Looking to the future.