5 TONS of pangolin scales seized, 2 Chinese arrestedCameroon, 17 January 2017
LAGA´s investigation led to one of the largest seizures of pangolin scales in the Central African sub-region. In January 2 Chinese traffickers were arrested in the action and 5.4 tons of pangolin scales were seized. Over 300 boxes full of pangolin scales were concealed in two solidly sealed and welded containers in a Douala-based company run by Chinese nationals.
2 ivory traffickers arrested with 34 kg ivoryGabon, 20 July 2016
2 ivory traffickers arrested with 34 kg ivory in Gabon
2 Army officers and 4 others arrested for ivory trafficking in Uganda20 July 2016
6 ivory traffickers were arrested with 22.5 kg of ivory in Uganda. Two of them, a corrupt Army Major and Army Corporal - both attached to airport authorities were arrested in a swift operation, carried out by EAGLE Uganda team and Police.
3 ivory traffickers were prosecuted to 22 and 24 months in jail.Togo, 19 July 2016
In 2014 a Vietnamese ivory trafficker and his collaborator were arrested and accused of organizing, the largest shipment of illegal ivory in West African history of 3.8 tonnes. In October 2015, they were prosecuted to 22 and 24 months in jail.
Cameroonian trafficker arrested with 26 kg of ivoryGabon, 05 July 2016
A Cameroonian ivory trafficker arrested in Libreville in May with 31 kg of ivory. Following an investigation tracking his activities, he was intercepted at police checkpoint on his way to supply the capital. 2 tusks and 3 pieces of ivory were concealed in the trunk and under the back seats of the car.
Who is gaining from illegal wildlife trade?24 May 2016
TV show on Aljazeera “Inside story - Who is gaining from illegal wildlife trade?, Ofir Drori and two more conservationists discussed the new UN report on wildlife crime.
Reportage on Ofir and EAGLE (in israeli)30 April 2016
Reportage on Ofir and EAGLE in Israeli channel 2 prime time weekend news (in israeli)
Ofir´s talk at Business Leaders Meeting- Unternehmertag 2016Germany, 23 March 2016
Ofir´s talk at Business Leaders Meeting- Unternehmertag 2016, Germany
Elephants belong to Africa!Cameroon, 30 September 2015
Anna Egbe Etaka, the EAGLE activist travelled to the US to volunteer in the Elephant Conservation Summit at the Jackson Hole, where thanks to her LAGA took the lead in arguing for ivory stock pile to be burnt in Africa in order to curb corruption and stop trade in ivory as part of a solution to preserve elephants. She held several important meetings with journalists and US Government officials. She also participated in preparation of the video.
The former director of wildlife and former head of CITES in Guinea arrestedGuinea, 21 August 2015
In August, the former director of wildlife and former head of CITES in Guinea - Ansoumane Doumbouya - has been arrested. Different reports, including one from the CITES secretariat, implicated him in illegal exports, but he is still holding a position within the ministry of environment as the coordinator of the team controlling illegal logging. The shocking hidden footage in the link below shows a major trafficker explaining in details the corrupt system. (The trafficker has been arrested two days ago)
Des peines peu dissuasives face aux crimes contre l'environnent au GabonGabon, 17 July 2015
Low deterrent sentences deal with crimes against surround in Gabon – coverage at Kanal7, a Gabonese Channel but broadcast also on Canalsat, available in all Africa. In Gabon, killing an elephant, ivory or leopard skins trafficking, as well as any other wildlife crime, leads only to low sentences. The prison sentences are 22 days on average, the maximum possible penalty is six months. AALF denounce this form of impunity that is likely to encourage any kind of trafficking. (in French)