Trafficking of Ivory in Cambodia – Operation Jeopardy

An illustration of how the illegal wildlife trade adapts and shifts – the Chinese demand for ivory is still there, the supply routes move regions as enforcement eventually tries to clamp-down:

Operation Jeopardy – The Growing Relevance of Cambodia in the Global Ivory Trade (report PDF),” Wildlife Justice Commission, June 2020

Operation Jeopardy, a year-long investigation into the trafficking of ivory in Cambodia, has revealed the geographical displacement of this transnational crime in Southeast Asia, with criminal networks moving away from countries with strengthened law enforcement action, such as China and Vietnam, into more vulnerable ones” – Our new investigation reveals the geographical shift of ivory trafficking within Southeast Asia,” Wildlife Justice Commission, 11 June 2020

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