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TRAC: Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium


Since 1976, environmental terrorists within the United States have carried
out over one thousand criminal acts and caused over one hundred and ten
million dollars’ worth of damage.  But the image of environmental
activists as dangerous, even violent criminals is still jarring to the
average American.  We do not tend to think of environmental activism as
being in the same category as other types of “terrorists” – including
militias, jihadists or nationalist activists throughout the world.  However,
the Federal Bureau of Investigation defines environmental terrorism (or
ecoterrorism) as the most significant domestic terror threat facing the
United States today.  This threat is seen to have increased significantly
in the past twenty years in terms of the types of acts committed, their
potential for deadly violence and the numbers of individuals involved in
committing these acts or aiding in their commission through providing
financial support. In concert with IBPF, TRAC expects to monitor and report
on bio/eco terrorism as it evolves as one of the most serious worldwide
threats to human and environmental safety.

In development since 2002, TRAC's (Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium)
mission has been to provide a fully comprehensive resource for the study of
terrorism and political violence. TRAC has compiled the largest repository of
data for 4,650 terrorist groups, their leaders, tactics and targets; archived
20,000 media reports and 5,000 videos; and commissioned tens of thousands of
pages of analysis about terrorism topics, all fully searchable and
cross-linked to relevant data. TRAC continuously monitors the social media
activity of terrorists and provides daily updates of political violence