Stop the wildlife trade: Illegal ivory trafficking shifts to Cambodia after crackdown in China

Networks are resurfacing in countries with less law enforcement to tackle wildlife crime, investigators found.

Ivory trafficking has shifted to Cambodia after a crackdown on the illegal trade in China and neighbouring countries, according to a new report.

A year-long investigation by the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC), published on Thursday, found that criminal networks have moved away from China, Vietnam and Laos after increased law enforcement led to a reduction in the sale of ivory.

However traffickers have since redirected their attentions to more vulnerable regions.

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