Earth League International Investigation Reveals that Three International Criminal Groups Control Jaguar Trafficking from Bolivia
ELI’s Team: How do you pass Customs?
Chinese Trafficker: You need to bribe someone. We do not bribe Customs personnel, but we do bribe the Police, a high-ranking officer (…)
ELI’s Team: Do they do it by container?
Chinese Trafficker: Yes you can.
ELI’s Team: Have you already tried to do it?
Chinese Trafficker: (…) I send it through Brazil, there are more commercial companies there.
This conversation between an ELI’s undercover agent and a jaguar parts trafficker is just an excerpt from the hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings that the ELI’s teams collected between 2018 and 2020, in different regions of Bolivia, in partnership with IUCN Netherlands and IFAW (Operation Jaguar). This work sought to expose one of the least known links in the jaguar trafficking supply
The ELI’s undercover operatives have been able to collect important
A series of Confidential Intelligence Briefs (CIBs) have been prepared and shared with national and international law enforcement agencies.