The fourth Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in London this week has seen high-level participation from governments, private sector and NGOs, focusing the attention of the international community on previous commitments to tackle IWT as a serious organised crime
A year after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) exposed how corrupt Government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia, new investigations reveal the industrial-scale theft continues
Our new report, The Shuidong Connection: Exposing the global hub of the illegal ivory trade, is the culmination of almost three years of undercover investigations and exposes organised criminal syndicates operating out of Shuidong, China who have come to dominate the illegal smuggling of poached ivory into China.
Our new report, Repeat Offender: Vietnam's persistent trade in illegal timber, exposes corrupt individuals from the Vietnam Government and military complicit in smuggling huge quantitites of illegal timber from Cambodia. This has been launched ahead of a meeting between Vietnam and the EU to combat illegal logging.