Wildlife traders stuck with large stash

Wildlife traders have stockpiled large quantities of ivory in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia due to difficulties in transporting them to China.

A Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) report said that due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and border closings, traders have decided to keep the illegal items and transport them only when it was safe to do so.

The report said the pandemic had affected the Southeast Asian ivory retail markets that serve mainly Chinese clientele.

In full: https://www.nst.com.my/world/region/2020/05/590842/wildlife-traders-stuck-large-stash

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