The Czech Rhino Connection: a Case Study of Vietnamese Wildlife Trafficking Networks’ Operations Across Central Europe

Our senior researcher Miroslav Nožina wrote a new article about illegal wildlife trafficking via the Czech Republic.

This article focuses on organized trafficking in rhino horns from South Africa to Vietnam via the Czech Republic. Composed as a criminological case study, it analyses how Vietnamese nationals established the wildlife trafficking networks in Central Europe and how they operate. Two important cases of rhino “pseudo-hunting” that were investigated by the Czech security forces, Operation Rhino and Operation Osseus, are discussed in this context.

You can find the article here as well as read it in full on the following link.

Miroslav Nožina is a senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations. In his work, he focuses on ethnic issues, history, actual trends in Mainland Southeast Asia, and cultural criminology.