Photo: Asian Gangsters Drive African Elephant Slaughter, Report Says



A 2.5-ton cache of ivory seized by Taiwanese authorities awaits inspection at a harbor in July 2006. The ivory was en route from Tanzania to the Philippines. Two days later an additional three tons were seized at the same port.

A new report by conservationists says organized crime syndicates in Asia are behind a recent surge in the trade of illegal ivory, particularly from elephants in Central Africa.

Photograph by Joyce Wu/TRAFFIC


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