Vietnamese customs officials inspect seized suspected ivory inside a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo in 2019. Photo: AFP
Vietnamese customs officials inspect seized suspected ivory inside a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo in 2019. Photo: AFP

China crackdown on ivory trade deters smugglers, Hague report finds

  • Vietnam remains key smuggling gateway between Africa and China but Wildlife Justice Commission says demand is dropping
  • Strict Chinese law enforcement and long jail terms are deterring traffickers, according to the international foundation

Vietnamese customs officials inspect seized suspected ivory inside a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo in 2019. Photo: AFP
Vietnamese customs officials inspect seized suspected ivory inside a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo in 2019. Photo: AFP
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