IVORY MARKETS IN CENTRAL AFRICA Market Surveys in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon: 2007, 2009, 2014/2015 


Authors: Sone Nkoke Christopher, Jean-François Lagrot, Stéphane Ringuet, and Tom Milliken

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TRAFFIC, through the USAID-funded Wildlife Trafficking Response Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project, the French Government and WWF, has released a new report, Ivory Markets in Central Africa, which reveals how weak governance, corruption and shifting trade dynamics are undermining the control of ivory trafficking throughout five countries in Central Africa. During the study, investigators from TRAFFIC visited major cities across Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Gabon in 2007, 2009 and 2014/2015, establishing the first comprehensive assessment of ivory trade in the region in nearly two decades.

LINK FROM WWF WEBPAGE: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/ivory-markets-in-central-africa (download on the right side of page)