The Shuidong Connection: Exposing the global hub of the illegal ivory trade
Environmental Investigation Agency 2017
JULY 2017

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT: Undercover investigations expose global hub of the illegal ivory trade.

Surprising many, and putting other countries to shame, China has taken significant steps to close its legal domestic ivory market in the past year. This is a positive move by a country with one of the biggest ivory markets and demonstrates leadership and pragmatism. However, there remain serious questions on the lack of enforcement in China, and abroad, against Chinese nationals deeply involved in the illegal ivory trade, who continue to operate with complete impunity.