An exhaustive investigation reveals how criminal gangs originating from an obscure town in southern China have come to dominate the smuggling of illegal ivory poached from African elephants. Shuidong town is home to a network of ivory trafficking syndicates whose reach extends to East and West Africa
Corrupt Government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia, pocketing millions of dollars in bribes from smugglers for their part in allowing hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of logs stolen from Cambodia’s National Parks
A briefing prepared for the 3rd Regional Dialogue on Preventing Illegal Logging and Trade in Siamese Rosewood. Despite some important reforms during 2016, significant risks of ongoing illegitimate trade in CITES-listed rosewood species persist - including for both Siamese rosewood and Burmese rosewood
41 countries and the EU adopted the London Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade, committing to tackle this multi-billion dollar transnational crime. This report summarises the key findings of our preliminary assessment and reiterates recommendations which should be made a priority for time-bound implementation
Criminality and corruption have swept a flood of endangered rosewood exports from Laos and Cambodia which fundamentally violate trade protections imposed by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
A briefing for the 66th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, January 2016. Hongmu is the Chinese term for high-end reproduction furniture made from richly hued durable tropical hardwoods, a sector posting a significant threat to the timber species targeted.