Catholic church blows the whistle on illegal logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo – by Chinese nationals
“The Queen of Ivory”, a Chinese national, has been arrested by a specialised task force in Tanzania. To date, she is the most important ivory trafficker ever arrested in the country.
Illegal logging to appease Chinese paymasters is speeding up deforestation in developing countries, all in the name of profit.
A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years.