Wildlife Crime (Eastern Africa)

Report issued today by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime gives insights into the extent of illegal trafficking in ivory through Eastern Africa to Asia. It seems ivory trafficking ranks with heroin and people smuggling (and piracy) as the four top pressing organised crime threats in Eastern Africa.

Here is the UNODC Press Release.

Here is the UNODC document itself, the ivory trafficking aspect is addressed at page 33 onwards.

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