Thai customs officials display seized ivory, being smuggled from Congo to Laos. Photo: AP
Thai customs officials display seized ivory, being smuggled from Congo to Laos. Photo: AP
Laos

‘There’s no law enforcement’: Laos has become the world’s fastest-growing ivory market, thanks to Chinese demand

Hong Kong is considering its own ban on the ivory trade but it would come into effect in 2021 – which may be too late for African elephants

Topic |   Laos
Thai customs officials display seized ivory, being smuggled from Congo to Laos. Photo: AP
Thai customs officials display seized ivory, being smuggled from Congo to Laos. Photo: AP
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