Interpol forms environmental crime team in Nairobi

Specialists will help tackle wildlife crime in Africa

Interpol has formed a specialist team in Nairobi to tackle east Africa's wildlife poachers.

The Nairobi team will become the African branch of the Lyon-based Environmental Crime Unit, and will collaborate with national law enforcement agencies in the battle against the booming illegal trade of elephant ivory and rhino horns.

The team says its role is to assist national and regional investigations by increasing information exchange, with a specific focus on targeting the organised criminal networks behind wildlife crime.

For more details on the team see Interpol website while for more about the escalating poaching crisis see related article.

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