The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes a decision today to prioritise action to crack down on money laundering linked to the illegal wildlife trade
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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
As the Government of Kenya prepares to destroy a 106 tonne stockpile of ivory in a high-profile international event on April 30, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomed the move as a significant step towards ending all ivory trade and the epidemic of poaching which feeds it
Our new report, Vanishing Point - Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania's Elephants, reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officals to traffic huge amunts of ivory. This illegal trade has caused half of Tanzania's elephants to be poached in the past five years.