Our recent report Out of Africa revealed how West and Central Africa have emerged as major sourcing and export hubs for the illegal trafficking of elephant ivory and pangolin scales to Asia.
The report detailed how endemic corruption, weak or absent rule of law, low levels of development and hotspots of armed conflict have left the region wide open to exploitation by well-organised transnational criminal gangs.
Among the media attention our findings received around the world, Wildlife Campaigner Rachel Mackenna gave an in-depth interview to prestigious French TV news channel France 24.
We’re pleased to share it with you today, with added English language subtitles.
If you’d like to dig even deeper, you can read and download the report.