A Colonel arrested and 4 chimps rescued. WARA in a fantastic two back-to-back operations and great work of Charlotte, Saidou, and Cecile. Dozens of other animals rescued and 3 more arrested in this victory against impunity and corruption.
2 traffickers arrested with a lion head skin and two leopard skins. These arrests are connected to a ring of 7 traffickers arrested in 2012. Saidou's team under the direction of Charlotte in a good WARA action.
2 traffickers arrested in Kampala with 20 kg of Ivory. They have been trafficking ivory for several years, bringing it from Congo and Uganda National Parks.
A trafficker arrested with a leopard skin. Work of Conservation Justice with the Gabonese authorities.
3 traffickers arrested with 20kg of Ivory in Makoua. One of them has been a wildlife officer for a decade, trafficking Ivory while being paid to protect elephants around the Odzala National Park. It seems his illegal activities have been known for years and yet he still kept his job and uniform all along. This laxity and tolerance for corruption and complicity that lasted for a decade have to stop. Perrine and her PALF team in another great action with the Congolese authorities fighting corruption and wildlife crime. The wildlife officer is on the left in the yellow shirt. His uniforms were folded in his bag.
2 traffickers arrested with 12kg Ivory in Kampala.
2 traffickers arrested with a cheetah skin and two civet skins. Two accomplices came to bribe the police and were intercepted and arrested as well! So total of 4 arrested and a win against corruption.
4 karamojong warriors arrested with 5 ivory tusks weighing 22 kg in the north eastern part of the country. Abel and the rest of Vincent's team in action with the Ugandan authorities.
2 traffickers arrested in Libreville with 2 leopard skins. Conservation Justice collaborated with the Gabonese authorities on this arrest.
4 traffickers arrested with 14 kg Ivory in the north of the country. The AALF-B team worked hard to get the whole group of traffickers in one operation.
LAGA Cameroon had an excellent operation - a Ghanian arrested with around 300 African gray parrots! He has admitted export. Another accomplice was also arrested with the Ghanaian. Great work of Serge, Aime and the rest of the LAGA team in a nice gift for Ofir's visit in Cameroon.
3 traffickers arrested with 30 kg Ivory. They are all officers - from army, police, and prisons. The "best of the best" from the 3 forces were violent and one was even biting an arresting officer and wounded him With deep bloody cuts with his teeth.