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The invisible ivory channelAn assessment of ivory seizures involving Malaysia

A shipment of ivory from Africa seized in Malaysia © TRAFFIC

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Published 1st September 2016

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Malaysia key conduit in global illegal ivory trade

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th September 2016—A new TRAFFIC analysis points to Malaysia as the world's paramount ivory transit country, with its ports serving as a major gateway for the flow of tonnes of illicit ivory between Africa and Asia.

Malaysia’s invisible ivory channel: An assessment of ivory seizures involving Malaysia from January 2003-May 2014

Report author(s):
Kanitha Krishnasamy

Publication date:
September 2016

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