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Stimson wildlife crime report cited in International Business Times

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White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite Linked to Ivory Poaching

Al-Shabaab terrorists – linked to Britain’s ‘White Widow’ Samantha
Lewthwaite  – have been linked to the the mass slaughter of African
elephants and ivory poaching, The Sun newspaper has reported.

Profits from ivory and rhino horn are reportedly being used to buy weapons and fund attacks such as last year’s Westgate mall attack in Kenya in which more than 60 people died.

According to a report by US think tank Stimson Centre: “The illegal wildlife trade is larger than the illicit trafficking of small arms, diamonds, gold and oil.”

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