The European Union estimates that up to 20 percent of all fishes caught around the world could have been caught illegally. In some areas, up to 40 percent of the catch is the result of illegal fishing.
The Department of Energy estimates that between $684 Million to $1.36 Billion (30 to 60 Billion Philippine Pesos) are lost in government revenue each year due to illegal oil smuggling in the Philippines. Up to 30 to 35 percent of gasoline and diesel sold in the country was smuggled and avoided taxes and duties.
The national police stated in a report that up to 2.7 million tons is smuggled into Turkey each year, causing losses of $2.5 Billion in tax revenue.
Officials with the Philippines Government reported that farmers who trap native parrots and sell them to wildlife traffickers make around $12 (500 Philippine Pesos) per bird. However, the traffickers who buy the birds and then resells it on the black market can make up to 5 times that amount on average.
The banteng, a type of wild cattle native to Cambodia, has seen its population drop by 90 percent since the 1960s as poaching, traffickers and the lose of habitat has decreased the number of animals living in the wild.
Between July 20 and September 10, 2011, Customs officials in China investigated 243 cases of oil smuggling within the country that resulted in seizing nearly 300,000 metric tons of refined oil.
Between 2008 and 2009, wildlife authorities in Malaysia seized 1,519 dead owls within the country. Authorities believe that the owls were killed and trafficked to China for its meat.
Illegal fishing in Romania causes an estimated 5,000 tons of fish to be caught in the Danube delta.
An estimated $12.6 Million (9 Million Euros) a year in tax revenue is lost to the Serbian Government due to fuel smuggling.
Up to $1 Billion in potential revenue from the extraction of diamonds in Zimbabwe was reported to be missing as of 2011, according to the country’s Finance Minister and civic leaders.