Wildlife traffickers smuggled up to 600,000 rare endangered tortoises out of Southern Madagascar between 2001 and 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund. On average, that means about 1,000 rare tortoises were traded on the black market each week.
The number of wild elephants in Vietnam has dropped from more than 2,000 in the mid 1990s to between 72 to 80 in 2010 due to wildlife trafficking. In addition, an estimated 4,000 tons of black marekt wildlife products pass through Vietnam each year.
Gas smuggling in Greece is estimated to cost $2.6 Billion (2 Billion Euros) a year.
Wildlife traffickers provide baby tigers on the black market in Iran for $3,200.
Illegal fishing off the coast of Nigeria causes $60 Million in losses to the economy each year. The illegal fishing causes 20,000 youths to be unemployed.
An estimated 3,400 tons of wildlife is consumed each year in Vietnam.
Illegal fishing in Cambodia resulted in 321,000 meters of fishing nets and 140 fishing and crab nets being seized. In total, authorities in Cambodia investigated 1,772 incidents of illegal fishing.
Black market diamonds consist of 15 to 20 percent of the diamond market in Sierra Leone.
1,500 Rhino horns have been sold on the black market between 2007 and 2010 despite a worldwide ban. The sales are driven by demand for the horns in the Middle East and Asia.
The United States, Japan, United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands purchased 11.7 million cubic meters of timber worth $8.4 Billion that was cut down by illegal logging activities in 2008.