Ivory confiscated by the Cameroon Ministry of Forests and Wildlife © WWF / Mike Goldwater

Ivory markets in Central Africa

Ivory confiscated by the Cameroon Ministry of Forests and Wildlife © WWF / Mike Goldwater


Published 7 September 2017

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New TRAFFIC Study Lifts Lid on Central Africa Ivory Markets

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 7th September 2017—Weak governance, corruption and shifting trade dynamics are significant factors seriously undermining the control of ivory trafficking throughout five countries in Central Africa, according to a new TRAFFIC study launched today.

Ivory markets in Central Africa

Report author(s):
Sone NKOKE Christopher, Jean-François LAGROT, Stéphane RINGUET, Tom MILLIKEN

Publication date:
September 2017


The July 2017 G20 summit ended with leaders pledging to address the corruption that facilitates wildlife trafficking.

About Wildlife TRAPS

The USAID-funded Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project is an initiative that is designed to secure a transformation in the level of co-operation between an international community of stakeholders who are impacted by illegal wildlife trade between Africa and Asia. The project is designed to increase understanding of the true character and scale of the response required, to set priorities, identify intervention points, and test non-traditional approaches with project partners.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is responsible for the majority of overseas development assistance from the United States Government and works to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity for America and the world