Cambodian Customs and Excise Officials examine ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port in December 2018. Photo: AFPCambodian Customs and Excise Officials examine ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port in December 2018. Photo: AFP
Cambodian Customs and Excise Officials examine ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port in December 2018. Photo: AFP

After ivory trade crackdown, Chinese buyers find new black market in Cambodia

  • China’s ban in 2017 caused a fall in demand but elsewhere in Asia countries with weak policing draw new traders and tactics, say animal activists
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has put greater scrutiny on the wildlife trade
Topic |   China economy
Cambodian Customs and Excise Officials examine ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port in December 2018. Photo: AFPCambodian Customs and Excise Officials examine ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port in December 2018. Photo: AFP
Cambodian Customs and Excise Officials examine ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port in December 2018. Photo: AFP
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