Annual Reports

eagle-network-annual-report-2018.pdf, 1.63 MB
  • 181 significant wildlife traffickers and other criminals arrested in 10 countries
  • In at least 13 of the cases, corruption was so flagrant, that it was exposed and fought on the day of operation.
  • 122 ivory traffickers arrested with more than 1,300 kg of ivory, which includes over 400 tusks and 600 carved pieces
  • A major crackdown was achieved on an international ivory trafficking network in Côte d’Ivoire in January. The leader, Tran Van Tu, a Vietnamese national, was arrested in Abidjan with five other members of his network, a criminal syndicate that had been operating for years in at least seven different countries
  • Carlos Corces Bustamante, a Spanish wildlife criminal, was arrested in Guinea. He had illegally rented a hunting reserve in a remote area, abounding in wildlife, where he had organized hunting expeditions for trophy hunters from all around the world, with no respect for any law
  • Harouna Traoré, a member of the notorious Traoré trafficking family, arrested in Guinea in December.
  • The 10th replication of the EAGLE Network in Burkina Faso kicked off by a crackdown on ivory and leopard skin traffickers in December
  • 8 great ape traffickers were arrested in 3 countries, 4 live chimpanzees and two mandrills were rescued
  • 23 pangolin traffickers were arrested in 3 countries, over 1,800 kg of their scales seized.
  • 88% of the arrested traffickers remained behind bars while on trial
  • 2,816 media pieces on EAGLE arrests and prosecutions published in national media and 11 international media pieces published
  • eagle-network-1-semester-2018-report.pdf, 1.03 MB
    • 104 significant wildlife traffickers and other criminals arrested in 9 countries
    • At least in 7 of the cases, corruption was so flagrant that it was exposed on the day of operation
    • 84 ivory traffickers arrested with almost 1 ton of ivory, which includes 132 tusks and 189 pieces
    • A major crackdown in Côte d'Ivoire against an international ivory trafficking network. The leader, a Vietnamese national Tran Van Tu, was arrested in Abidjan with five other members of his network, a criminal syndicate that had been operating for years in at least seven different countries and was also involved in money laundering and human trafficking to China.
    • 5 great ape traffickers arrested in 2 countries and 4 live chimpanzees rescued
    • 92% of the arrested traffickers remained behind bars for the first week
    • 1,471 media pieces on EAGLE arrests and prosecutions published in national media and over 12 international media pieces published
    eagle-network-annual-report-2017.pdf, 1.42 MB
    • 406 significant wildlife traffickers and other criminals arrested in 9 countries
    • 240 ivory traffickers arrested with more than 3,400 kg of ivory, which includes over 560 tusks and almost 900 carved pieces
    • 1.3 ton of ivory seized and 3 traffickers arrested in a crackdown on a West African criminal syndicate in Uganda. Kromah Moazu, the main trafficker arrested is at the center of a vast ring of organized wildlife criminals, dealing in multi-million dollars illicit profits.
    • One of the biggest ape traffickers in the African continent Abdourahamane Sidibe and his son Abdoul Salam Sidibé arrested in Guinea
    • 35 pangolin traffickers arrested in 4 countries, 5 live pangolins rescued and about 8,400 kg of their scales seized, two crackdowns in Cameroon and Ivory Coast represent the biggest seizures in these parts of Africa.
    • 66 big cat traffickers arrested, 63 leopard skins, 3 lion skins and 2 cheetah skins seized
    • 12 reptile traffickers arrested in 5 countries, 118 of threatened turtles and tortoises and 9 crocodiles rescued, 96 crocodile skins, 1,143 python skins, 101 monitor lizard skins, and other contraband seized. A crackdown on an international trafficking ring in Togo exposes a new magnitude of trade in snake skins never imagined possible
    • 4 bird traffickers arrested and 218 grey parrots rescued; 500 birds of other protected species seized, 300of them already dead. International collaboration with EUROPOL brought more arrests in Europe
    • 18 traffickers in hippo ivory arrested, almost half ton of hippo ivory seized
    • 89,5% of the arrested traffickers remained behind bars
    • 3,165 media pieces on EAGLE arrests and prosecutions published in national media and 23 international media pieces published
    • The 10th replication of the EAGLE Network in Ivory Coast kicked off by a crackdown on ivory and leopard skin traffickers in May
    • EAGLE’s main mission continues to be fighting corruption, 15 corrupt enforcement, wildlife and other government officials were arrested this year
    eagle-network-1st-semesterl-report-2017.pdf, 1.12 MB
    • 218 significant wildlife traffickers and other criminals arrested in 9 countries
    • At least in 13 of the cases, corruption was so flagrant that it was exposed on the day of operation
    • 105 ivory traffickers arrested with more than 2,100 kg of ivory, which includes over 350 tusks and 40 carved pieces.
    • One of the biggest ape traffickers in the African continent Abdourahamane Sidibe and his son Abdoul Salam Sidibé arrested in Guinea
    • The 10th replication of the EAGLE Network in Ivory Coast kicked off by a crackdown on ivory and leopard skin traffickers in May
    • 8 great ape traffickers arrested in 2 countries and 6 live chimpanzees rescued
    • 22 pangolin traffickers arrested in 7 operations in 4 countries, 5 live pangolins rescued and more than 5,107 kg of their scales seized
    • 47 big cat traffickers arrested, 36 leopard skins, 3 lion skins, 1 cheetah skin and 9 leopard skulls seized
    • 11 reptile traffickers were arrested, 118 of threatened turtles and tortoises and 9 crocodiles were rescued and released to the wild, 95 crocodile skins, 817 python skins, 101 monitor lizard skins and other contraband seized
    • 4 bird traffickers arrested and 218 grey parrots rescued; 500 birds of other protected species seized, 300of them already dead
    • 10 traffickers in hippo ivory arrested with 225 kg of hippo ivory
    • 96,5% of the arrested traffickers remained behind bars for the first week
    • 143 traffickers prosecuted and condemned, 75 of them to imprisonment sentences of various time
    • 1,187 media pieces on EAGLE arrests and prosecutions published in national media and 17 international media pieces published
    eagle-network-annual-report-2016-1.pdf, 1.32 MB
    • 306 wildlife and forest criminals arrested in 9 countries
    • At least in 23 of the cases, corruption was so flagrant that it was exposed on the day of operation
    • 156 ivory traffickers arrested with a total of 1,260 kg of ivory, which includes 371 tusks and 1,945 pieces of carved ivory
    • 19 great ape traffickers arrested with 45 chimpanzee skulls, 19 gorilla skulls and other body parts, one alive chimpanzee was rescued
    • 36 big cats traffickers were arrested and 33 leopard skins, 2 cheetah skins and several lion skins were seized
    • Balla Doumbouya - the head of international wildlife trafficking ring arrested in Guinea
    • Ansouame Doumboya, Tierno Barry and Balla Douumboya were sentenced to prison
    • 82% of the arrested traffickers remained behind bars
    • 2,099 media pieces on EAGLE arrests and prosecutions were published in national media in 9 countries and 17 international media covered EAGLE’s work
    • The CCU and Steering Group members conducted 24 missions to the countries to ensure better quality control and adequate support to the countries.
    eagle-network-wildcat-first-semester-2016-report.pdf, 0.99 MB
    • 146 wildlife and forest criminals arrested in 8 countries
    • At least in 15 of the cases, corruption was so flagrant that it was exposed on the day of operation
    • 72 ivory traffickers arrested with a total of 650 kg of ivory, which includes 142 tusks and 1,128 pieces of carved ivory
    • 16 great ape traffickers arrested with 44 chimpanzee skulls, 18 gorilla skulls and other body parts
    • 21 big cats traffickers were arrested and 18 leopard skins were seized
    • Balla Doumbouya - the head of international wildlife trafficking ring arrested in Guinea
    • 87% of the arrested traffickers remained behind bars
    • 807 media pieces on EAGLE arrests and prosecutions were published in national media in 8countries and 13 international media covered EAGLE’s work
    • The CCU and Steering Group members conducted 10 missions to the countries to ensure better quality control and adequate support to the countries
    eagle-network-annual-report-2015.pdf, 4.4 MB
    • 286 wildlife and forest criminals arrested in 8 countries
    • 99 ivory traffickers arrested with a total of 700 kg of ivory, which includes 173 tusks and 384 pieces of carved ivory
    • 34 great ape traffickers arrested with 3 live chimp babies, 68 chimpanzee skulls, 26 gorilla skulls and other body parts
    • The former wildlife head and the CITES authority of Guinea arrested; he was involved in large scale international wildlife trafficking and corruption for more than 10 years
    • A large international trader involved in the illegal trade in CITES species such as chimpanzees, manatees and other primates, arrested in Guinea.
    • A significant international bird trafficker arrested in Senegal with 111 Critically Endangered Timneth Parrots and thousands of other endangered birds.
    • 2 ivory traffickers arrested in Gabon with 206 kg of ivory - the largest amount in Gabon’s history
    • The 8th EAGLE project was launched in Uganda as EAGLE expands to East Africa
    • EAGLE’s Central Coordination Unit (CCU) was established and started fulfilling its role in supporting and supervising the country projects, improving performance and getting daily insight into the network
    • The arrests of international traffickers showcased how the CCU can take EAGLE to a new era of strategically designed investigations
    • EAGLE website and social media launched
    rapport-annuel-2015-du-eagle-network.pdf, 4.83 MB
    • 286 criminels fauniques et forestiers arrêtés dans 8 pays.
    • 99 trafiquants d'ivoire arrêtés avec un total de 700 kg d’ivoire, comprenant 143 défenses et 384 pièces d'ivoire sculptés.
    • 34 grands trafiquants de grands singes arrêtés avec 3 bébés chimpanzés vivants, 68 crânes de chimpanzés, 26 crânes de gorilles et autres parties de corps.
    • L'ancien chef de la Faune et de l'autorité CITES de la Guinée arrêté; il a été impliqué à grande échelle dans la corruption et le trafic international des espèces sauvages pendant plus de 10 ans.
    • Un grand négociant international impliqué dans le commerce illégal d'espèces CITES tels que les chimpanzés, les lamantins et autres primates, arrêté en Guinée.
    • Un important trafiquant international d'oiseaux arrêté au Sénégal avec 111 perroquets Timneth, espèce en danger critique d'extinction et des milliers d'autres oiseaux en voie de disparition.
    • 2 trafiquants d'ivoire arrêtés au Gabon avec 206 kg d'ivoire - le plus grand montant dans l'histoire du Gabon.
    • Le 8ème projet EAGLE a été lancé en Ouganda, EAGLE s’élargit donc Afrique de l'Est.
    • L’Unité Centrale de Coordination d’EAGLE (CCU) a été créée et a commencé à remplir son rôle dans le soutien et la supervision des projets des pays, dans l'amélioration des performances et obtenir un aperçu quotidien du réseau.
    • Les arrestations de trafiquants internationaux ont montré comment le CCU peut amener EAGLE dans de nouvelles stratégies d'enquêtes.
    • Site web et réseaux sociaux EAGLE ont été lancés.