Interreg-Projekt Biocrime. Interregionale Zusammenarbeit zur Bekämpfung des illegalen Handels mit Tieren.

Interreg V-A IT-AT 2014-2020


  • Total budget 1.117 300,00 €
  • ERDF budget 949 705,00 €
Interreg Biocrime project to increase interregional cooperation and combat illegal animal trafficking. @Credits by © BioCrime

Activities and purpose

The project

This project is dedicated to the protection and welfare of our furry companions and the fight against illegal transport and trade from Eastern Europe. The regions of Carinthia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia are not only destinations but also transit routes for our beloved pets. In fact, black market animals, i.e., illegally trafficked, are not subject to health controls and can therefore carry serious diseases that could affect humans. BIOCRIME trains veterinarians, as well as foresters and police officers, to check and monitor animals of dubious origin. The other side of the project is aimed at the public. Through providing information, they try to slow down the trade and one day, hopefully, stop it completely.

The partners

Logo Autonome Region Friaul-Julisch Venetien


Autonomous Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Logo Konsortium für den wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Forschungsbereich Triest


Trieste Scientific and Technological Research Consortium

Logo Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung


Office of the Carinthian State Government

Logo Institut für Tierseuchenbekämpfung der Venetien (IZSVe)


Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe)

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