The Satao Project is a private company dedicated to finding more efficient ways to fight transnational organized crime. Our first projects examined elephant and rhino poaching in Africa, and the trafficking of ivory and rhino horn to Asia. Our work has found links to transnational crime and terror networks. The Satao Project focuses on such convergence points, and on the financing of organized crime. Wildlife trafficking, like drugs, weapons, and human trafficking, is incredibly profitable, but few investigators have followed the money. By focusing efforts on the groups and individuals financing wildlife trafficking, we can pinpoint high level, strategic vulnerabilities in the crime syndicates. The Satao Project seeks to support governments, NGOs, and conservation groups to rethink the way they fight transnational crime, and to make the world safer for people and animals alike.