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4 traffickers arrested with 58kg Ivory

4 traffickers arrested with 58kg Ivory in western Uganda. One is a pastor, another was already arrested in our operations but released after paying a fine, his re-arrest highlights the need for stronger punishments in Uganda. A projectile was lodged in one of the tusks.

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4 traffickers arrested with 58kg Ivory

A trafficker arrested with 54kg Ivory

A trafficker arrested with 54kg Ivory in western Uganda.

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A trafficker arrested with 54kg Ivory

2 Ivory traffickers arrested with 4 elephant tusks

2 Ivory traffickers arrested with 4 elephant tusks in Central Gabon. Good work of Conservation Justice with the Gabonese authorities.!

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2 Ivory traffickers arrested with 4 elephant tusks

2 traffickers arrested with 140 hippo teeth

2 traffickers arrested in western Uganda with 140 hippo teeth weighing 56Kg. Abel and the rest of Vincent's team hit again!

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2 traffickers arrested with 140 hippo teeth

A trafficker arrested with 18kg of Ivory

A trafficker arrested with 18kg of Ivory in central Cameroon. The large LAGA team of Serge, Aime, Gilbert and Anna carried the action with the Cameroonian authorities in a zone known for high corruption and complicity.

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A trafficker arrested with 18kg of Ivory

A major trafficker arrested with okapi skin and 4 Ivory pieces

A major trafficker arrested with okapi skin and 4 Ivory pieces. Abel led the action in Kampala with the Ugandan authorities. The Okapi, often called "forest giraffe" is an endangered relative of the giraffe that can be found only in Ituri forest in DRC. This giant animal is one of the oldest surviving mammals on earth. The stripes it has on its behind helps in camouflage as it looks like streaks of sunlight filtering through the trees. These stripes are unique to each individual and used for identification so you can say his ID is on his butt. The trafficker confessed to have traded other okapi skins in the past highlighting the illegal trade in such an endangered animal.

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A major trafficker arrested with okapi skin and 4 Ivory pieces

3 trafficker arrested with 4 tusks

3 trafficker arrested with 4 tusks Jules and the AALF-B team in good action.

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3 trafficker arrested with 4 tusks

2 ape traffickers arrested, 2 adult chimps rescued

2 ape traffickers arrested and a trafficking ring crushed as 2 adult chimps rescued. The traffickers were arrested at the entrance to the cargo area of the Douala International Airport with the two female chimps, crammed in two small cages. One of the traffickers had been in the business of primate trafficking for a long time. He had been trying to buy a male chimp to mate with the two females which he had been keeping for a long time waiting for the right moment to sell. The chimps were living for years in tiny cages, where they could not even stand up. They were immediately transported to the Limbe Wildlife Centre for lifetime care.

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2 ape traffickers arrested, 2 adult chimps rescued

2 traffickers arrested with 2 leopard skins

2 traffickers arrested with 2 leopard skins. The first one was arrested when he tried to sell them and he denounced another trafficker, who was arrested a day later. A rifle and ammunition was found in his house. They are behind bars awaiting trial.

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2 traffickers arrested with 2 leopard skins

2 traffickers arrested with 6 tusks

2 traffickers arrested in the capital city with 6 tusks and a pack of blank bills papers used to print counterfeit money. One of them is a priest, the other one is a lawyer. The priest was already prosecuted for ivory trafficking in 2012, but being sentenced only to pay a fine, he continued his criminal activity including dealing with fake money. Now both of them remain behind bars, awaiting trial. Investigations continues on a number of passports that were found in their possession.

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2 traffickers arrested with 6 tusks

2 traffickers arrested with 4 tusks

2 traffickers arrested near the Burkina Faso border with 4 tusks and skins, honey badgers, servals and other protected animals. The two were collaborating with corrupt government officials on the other side of the border. During the arrest they were violent and fierce but their resistance was put under control.

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2 traffickers arrested with 4 tusks

2 ivory traffickers arrested, one of them repeat offender

A repeat offender trafficker arrested with 20kg Ivory in the north of the country. This is the third time the Ivory trafficker is arrested by the Gabonese Authorities with Conservation Justice assistance. He managed to use corruption to find his way out each time. He is also implicated in theft of Ivory exhibits from court in complicity with government officials. Another accomplice has been arrested afterwards.

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2 ivory traffickers arrested, one of them repeat offender