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Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Japan’s Latest Tokyo 2020 Supporter Leads the World’s Elephant Ivory Sales

Japan’s leading online retailer of elephant ivory products, Yahoo Japan Corporation, is one of the most recent official supporters of the upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as announced by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020). With thousands of ivory products for sale online in the largest remaining legal […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Record-breaking Bust Exposes International Trafficking Risk Posed by South Africa’s Domestic Rhino Horn Market

By Taylor Tench, EIA Policy Analyst On April 14th, 2019, South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – often referred to as the “Hawks” – arrested two suspects in possession of 167 rhino horns after stopping and searching a vehicle in North West province. According to the Hawks, the massive haul of rhino horns was […]

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World’s Largest Ivory Seizure: Over Nine Tons of Ivory Seized in Vietnam

This post was originally published by EIA-UK. Vietnamese customs has seized over nine tons of ivory in a container shipment from the Republic of Congo, thought to be the largest ivory seizure ever made. This seizure provides yet more evidence that organized criminal syndicates continue to exploit Vietnam as a hub for illegal wildlife trade. […]