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Conflict

High levels of poaching and illegal wildlife trade often take place in conflict zones, as the criminals take advantage of the lack of coordinated protection for wildlife. The profits from these activities also help fund conflict.

Alleged connections to armed groups such as Lord Resistance Army in Uganda has led to ivory being dubbed “Blood Ivory”, bringing a human element to this already tragic story. By reducing demand, the funding that these groups gain from their criminal activities will be directly affected.

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