Scientists who analysed tonnes of ivory seized over the span of 17 years were able to link separate shipments thanks to DNA testing, uncovering global smuggling networks.
While Zimbabweans would want CITES to lift ban on ivory trade, they however cannot trust the thoroughly corrupt ruling elite to manage the possible windfall for the benefit of ordinary citizens and the wildlife.
Elephant ivory and pangolin scales were on their way to Vietnam from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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