Out of Africa: How West and Central Africa have become the epicentre of ivory and pangolin scale trafficking to Asia details 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.
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Assessing progress made by NIAP countries, China, Kenya, Laos, Mozambique and Vietnam, selected for the important role they play in the ivory trade. We urge CITES Parties to employ International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime indicators to evaluate the impact of their governments’ responses to wildlife crime
The major threat to the world’s remaining wild tigers is poaching to meet the high demand in Asia for their parts and derivatives. This demand is exacerbated by the legal trade in lion bone so long as they were sourced from captive-breeding facilities in South Africa
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