Instagram – February 21st, 2019

It was confirmed yesterday that the ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan has been jailed in Tanzania for her part in a massive ivory smuggling ring in the country. She is accused of operating the ring, one of Africa’s largest, and smuggling tusks worth $2.5 million from over 400 elephants. Tanzania’s wildlife has suffered hugely at the hands of this woman and her arrest is a pivotal moment in the fight against the ivory trade.