Egypt’s ivory sellers thrive as police turn a blind eye

Tucked away in a back alley, up a crumbling staircase, is Abu Mohamed’s workshop, where he carves and sells illegal ivory goods in the heart of Cairo’s historic bazaar. “It’s the best quality from Kenya,” he said, brandishing an elephant tusk intricately inscribed with Quranic verses. Behind him, dusty glass cabinets are bursting with ivory […]

Egypt remains a hot spot for wildlife crime

Egypt remains a hot spot for wildlife crime and the illegal trade in ivory and baby chimpanzees. More than 30 years after the ivory ban, Egypt remains Africa’s third-largest illegal market for ivory. The ivory arrives from Sudan, and is often traced back to Kenya, Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire. Egypt’s involvement with the trafficking of […]

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