the report on Vietnam and ivory is very concerning
it is now becoming a major market and has grown a whole lot
a whole lot of what is on sale is relatively cheap, so it can attract a mass of buyers
the carving is done on much lower wages , often using machines
many of the customers are wealthy Chinese tourists , the checking of their luggage when returning home is minimal , it is even to cross a land border post where there are no official customs, immigration or quarantine checks, it is just a border where everything goes unchecked.
the wildlife market concerns for Vietnam have been almost all related to rhino horn, very little has been done about elephants
Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 22 July 2016 - 10:10 AM.