Irrelephant: The Misleading Connections Between Terrorism and Ivory Poaching

The world is experiencing an ‘environmental crime crisis’. Dwarfed only by the trafficking of drugs, humans and counterfeit goods, the illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be the fourth largest type of transnational organised crime. But compared to the smuggling of bullets and bodies, wildlife crime is vastly under-researched.

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Last updated on 14 August 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Military and unrest-related exercises
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals