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Emission à Kanal7 sur le trafic de faune et l'exploitation forestière illégale

Luc Mathot, the co-founder of EAGLE Network spoke, about illegal logging at Kanal7, widely watched in African countries.

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Emission à Kanal7 sur le trafic de faune et l'exploitation forestière illégale

An ivory trafficker arrested with 2 elephant tusks

An ivory trafficker arrested with 2 elephant tusks during an operation, carried out by the TALFF team and OCTRIB. The trafficker is kept behind bars, waiting for the trial. The punishment for illegal trade of protected wildlife species is up to 2 years imprisonment and 8,300 USD fine according to the law.

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An ivory trafficker arrested with 2 elephant tusks

July starts with a bang!

LAGA team works with authorities and got an arrest of two ape traffickers with 4 chimp skulls! Serge, Julius and Nancy continue the fight till they get to jail. One of the traffickers is the Head of an ecotourism company using this to trade in great apes. In June the EAGLE Network brought about the arrest of 36 wildlife traffickers!

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July starts with a bang!

9 traffickers of pangolin scales arrested at once

Excellent result brought an operation of EAGLE Uganda, where 9 traffickers were arrested during an attempt to sell pangolin scales. They were collecting the scales from smaller dealers and then came to one place to sell them and hoping to get their pay. They remain in prison instead. 50 kg of pangolin scales were seized, which presents about 100 animals killed.

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9 traffickers of pangolin scales arrested at once

A trafficker, 48 years old woman, arrested

A trafficker arrested with horns of several antelope species. The 48 year old women is facing maximum of 3 month imprisonment, as hunting, possessing or trading in these species is illegal in Uganda.

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A trafficker, 48 years old woman, arrested

Air force soldier arrested 10 kg of ivory

Two ivory traffickers, Gabonese nationality, were arrested on June 19 during a swift operation in possession of4 ivory tusks of estimated weight a little over 10 kg. Yet another arrest, which demonstrates that the ivory trade continues to flourish despite all the strategies implemented and Libreville continues to be one of the hubs.

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Air force soldier arrested 10 kg of ivory

A trafficker arrested for trading in ostriches.

A trafficker was arrested with several accomplices during his attempt to sell 2 young ostriches by Natural Resource Conservation Network Team and Lira Central Police officers with assistance of EAGLE Uganda. They tried to get 3,500 USD for the two ostriches.

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A trafficker  arrested for trading in ostriches.

A trafficker arrested with fake trophies in Lomé

A trafficker with fake skins and heads of lion and leopard was arrested as a result of TALF´s investigation. 6 leopard heads and 3 skins as well as 1 lion head and 2 skins were falsifications, made of dogs´ skins and heads with painted spots, but the trafficker wanted to sell them as real skins and scam buyers. He was arrested and transferred to the civil prison of Lomé, where he will be prosecuted for fraud, forgery and use of forgeries.

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A  trafficker arrested with fake trophies in Lomé

An ivory dealer arrested in Port-Gentil

An ivory dealer arrested in Port-Gentil, Gabon by the Police Judiciaire, les eaux et forêts, with the support of Conservation Justice, with 5 tusks and 19 pieces of ivory that can be used for making hankos or Chinese seals.

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An ivory dealer arrested in Port-Gentil

LAGA team hits again

LAGA team hits again with an arrest of an ape trafficker with 4 chimp skulls and one mandrill skull.

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LAGA team hits again

7 traffickers behind bars in two days!

The series of arrests today and yesterday locked 7 traffickers behind bars! More than 200 bracelets seized with a minimum value if $65,000!

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7 traffickers behind bars in two days!

Sniffer dogs in action to save elephants

The bus has stopped at the edge of the road. Rick is running between the suitcases and sniffing around one, another, third one… he is wagging his tail, sometimes looks back at his handler, who is encouraging him to continue. He is enjoying this hide and search game, especially when he can smell something interesting in one of the suitcases. His anxiety escalates, yes, this is the right suitcase! He lays down to show, that he is sure. “Great dog, good dog!” says the handler and waves at the officers that a suspicious suitcase has been identified. Happy Rick gets his toy and is already looking forward to a new game.

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Sniffer dogs in action to save elephants