Wildlife traffickers and smugglers kill an estimated 19,000 elephants each year for its ivory.
Due to wildlife smuggling and trafficking, in 2007 there were only 50 to 150 wild tigers in Vietnam.
Between 2003 and 2005, 60 percent of the world’s Rhino population were killed in Kenya and Somalia by wildlife traffickers.
A wildlife smuggler who poached a bear can sell the dead bear intact on the black market in Taiwan for $4,500.
Wildlife smugglers in China operated bear bile farms where at least 12,000 bears are kept in order to harvest their bile. Bear bile is used for medicinal purposes in China.
70 to 80 wild elephants in Assam , India are smuggled out of the state each year. There are a total of 5,000 wild elephants in the state.
Illegal fishing of abalone in South Africa catches approximately 1,500 tons worth $70 to $140 Million.
Illegal fishing off the coast of Japan lead to more Bluefin tuna being caught then reported. Japan officially under-reported $6 Billion worth of Bluefin tuna over the course of 20 years.
Illegal fishing in the Barents Sea (Atlantic Ocean) lead to over 100,000 tons of cod being illegally caught. The cod was valued at $350 Million (225 Million Euros).
Gas smuggling activities bring in 100,000 liters of gas into Thailand every day from Malaysia.