A game ranger stands next to a rotting elephant carcass poisoned by poachers in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe in 2013. Hong Kong customs officers recently confiscated ivory tusks worth HK$20 million from a shipping container that arrived from Africa. Photo: AP
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Wildlife trafficking through Hong Kong must be treated as an organised crime to be handled by the police

  • Mike Rowse says the recent seizure of ivory and pangolin scales by customs officials and the failure to prosecute those involved in the record ivory haul in 2017 show that Hong Kong must do more to ensure wildlife trafficking is treated as a serious crime

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A game ranger stands next to a rotting elephant carcass poisoned by poachers in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe in 2013. Hong Kong customs officers recently confiscated ivory tusks worth HK$20 million from a shipping container that arrived from Africa. Photo: AP
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