KLEPTOPIA: How Dirty Money Conquered the World
For many in the conservation world, corruption is held up as a key driver of wildlife poaching and environmental degradation.
For those who have been looking, without London the industrial scale of this corruption would not be possible. The British capital had become the location of choice for oligarchs and corporate crooks to sanitise their ill-gotten gains. Tom Burgis catalogues the shady dollars that have flowed through Swiss banks, Mayfair mansions and the London Stock Exchange. Any government and country that enables secrecy jurisdictions and this scale of financial corruption are the key players driving the extinction crisis.