STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: unspecified
DESCRIPTION: (from Planet Green's press release, July 2009) The illegal wildlife trade is among the most lucrative black markets in the world. Taking in an estimated $10-20 billion a year, it is also one of the world's largest sources of criminal earnings after drugs trafficking and the arms trade. Go undercover with a team of professionals as they investigate eco crimes from around the globe. Their mission: to infiltrate and untangle an organized network trading in illegal animal by-products, collect evidence of criminal activities and identify the masterminds behind this highly profitable illegal business. With unprecedented access, the cameras will explore the underbelly of the operation and ultimately bring the perpetrators to justice. Eco Crime Investigators is produced for National Geographic Channels International and Planet Green by Red Earth Studio.