Tanzania sentenced Jan Fenlan, a Chinese businessman called the Ivory Queen, to 1
Two Tanzanian men were also found guilty of participating in the ring.
Ivory poaching caused 20% decline in the African elephant population over the last decade
The IUCN, a global conservation body, says the African elephant population has declined to 415,000 – a decline of 110,000 over the past 10 years – as a result
Illegal trade is fueled by demand from China and East Asia where ivory is used to produce jewelery and ornaments.
Jan was convicted of charges of smuggling about 800 ivory between 2000 and 2014 from Tanzania to the Far East.
Tanzanian men were arrested for 15 years on similar charges. has been investigated for over a year when she was arrested in 2015 after a high-speed persecution car.
During his arrest, Yang was a prominent businessman running a Chinese restaurant, as well as an investment company in Dar es Salaam. She has lived and worked in Tanzania since the 1970s and served as Deputy Chairman of the China and African Business Council in Tanzania. a key role in the illicit trade in ivory. Most arrests usually involve minor players.