Three men involved in running a major international ivory smuggling syndicate have been captured following enforcement action by China Customs Anti-Smuggling Bureau. The trio were first exposed in the July 2017 report The Shuidong Connection: Exposing the global hub of the illegal ivory trade
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
As a group of NGOs working together to halt the current elephant poaching crisis and campaigning to close the UK domestic market, we strongly welcome today’s announcement by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, of a comprehensive ban on the ivory trade in the UK.
As a group of NGOs working to halt the devastating decline in elephant populations caused by poaching for the illegal ivory trade, we welcome the announcement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove of the UK Government’s plans to ban sales of ivory of all ages