Collaboration at the Front Line: INTERPOL and NGOs in the Same NEST

  • David Higgins
  • Rob White
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)


At the international level INTERPOL is a central player in global environmental law enforcement. In 2010, at the 79th INTERPOL General Assembly, the Chiefs of Police from, its then, 188 member countries adopted an Environment Enforcement Resolution. This resolution acknowledges that:

Environmental law enforcement is not always the responsibility of one national agency, but rather, is multi-disciplinary in nature due to the complexity and diversity of the crime type which can encompass disciplines such as wildlife, pollution, fisheries, forestry, natural resources and climate change, with reaching effect into other areas of crime. (INTERPOL and UNEP, 2012: 2)


United Nations Environment Programme Crime Type Environmental Harm Environmental Crime Wildlife Crime 
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