A toxic combination of widespread corruption, weak or absent rule of law, low levels of development and hotspots of armed conflict have left several African countries wide open to exploitation by well-organised transnational criminal gangs.
Podcast – What on Earth?
Out of Africa – why West and Central Africa is a hotspot for ivory and pangolin trafficking
Welcome back to the EIA What on Earth? podcast.
In the week that we released our new illegal wildlife trade report Out of Africa, Senior Wildlife Campaigner Shruti Suresh and Senior Pangolin Campaigner Chris Hamley discuss its findings and what needs to be done to address the situation as a matter of urgency.
If you like what you’ve heard and want to find out more, read our new report Out of Africa
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