EAGLE Briefings 2022

eagle-briefing-november-2022-public.pdf, 455.61 KB
  • 9 traffickers arrested in 4 countries
  • 2 traffickers arrested in Senegal with a leopard skin. This arrest shows a link between the illegal wildlife trade and jihadists and armed factions in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
  • 3 ivory traffickers arrested in Côte d’Ivoire with 4 pieces of tusks weighing 26 kg indicating corruption in Mali
  • 3 ivory traffickers of Benin nationality arrested with 2 tusks in Togo indicating corruption in Benin
  • A trafficker arrested with 4 tusks in Gabon
  • A new Collaboration Agreement has been signed between the PALF project and the Government of the Republic of the Congo
eagle-briefing-october-2022-public.pdf, 714.74 KB
  • 16 traffickers arrested in 4 countries
  • 2 traffickers arrested in Cameroon with 180 kg of giant pangolin scales
  • 5 traffickers arrested with 3 elephant tusks in Côte d’Ivoire
  • 3 traffickers arrested in Togo with 50 ivory statues, an elephant tail and 11 lion teeth in a crackdown on a major criminal gang with links to the Kromah Moazu network
  • 2 traffickers arrested in Cameroon with 66 kg of giant pangolin scales
  • 4 traffickers arrested in a collaboration between EAGLE Senegal and Panthera following the poaching of a lioness in the outskirts of a national park in Senegal
  • A corrupt wildlife official was sentenced to 3 years in prison in the Republic of Congo
eagle-briefing-september-2022-public.pdf, 0.96 MB
  • 23 traffickers arrested in 4 countries
  • 3 traffickers arrested in Cameroon with almost 100 kg of ivory in a crackdown on a Nigerian ivory gang
  • 4 traffickers arrested in Cameroon with 2 human skeletons
  • 2 traffickers arrested in Cameroon with 10 elephant tusks weighing 56 kg, in a crackdown on an ivory network that operates in the sub region
  • 3 traffickers, including a corrupt wildlife officer, arrested in Congo with 2 ivory tusks
  • 3 traffickers, including a Chadian national, arrested in Gabon with 6 elephant tusks weighing 24 kg
  • 3 traffickers, including a logging company worker, arrested in Gabon with 2 tusks
  • 2 traffickers arrested and a mandrill rescued in Cameroon
  • A trafficker arrested and a mandrill rescued in Congo
  • A trafficker arrested in Senegal with 2 leopard skins and 2 crocodile skins
  • A fugitive mandrill trafficker arrested in Congo
eagle-briefing-august-2022-public.pdf, 611.7 KB
  • 9 traffickers arrested in 4 countries
  • A trafficker arrested in Gabon with 12 elephant tusks
  • 5 traffickers arrested in Togo with 2 tusks
  • 2 traffickers arrested in Côte d’Ivoire with 122 kg of pangolin scales in Abidjan. One of them is based in Liberia and the other in Côte d’Ivoire. They developed a growing illegal business generating the mass slaughter of pangolins
  • A trafficker arrested in Congo with a sea turtle and 123 eggs. He worked as a machine operator for a Chinese fishing company
eagle-briefing-july-2022-public.pdf, 370.07 KB
  • 2 traffickers arrested in 2 countries
  • A trafficker arrested with a live mandrill and 2 African grey parrots in Congo. For many years, the trafficker had been keeping animals openly exposed in her garden
  • A Malian trafficker arrested with 19 items of carved ivory in Senegal. The ivory was fresh and recently carved
eagle-briefing-june-2022-public.pdf, 1 MB
  • 9 traffickers arrested in 4 countries
  • 3 traffickers arrested in Gabon with 81 kg of ivory and a leopard skin. One of the three arrested, a non-permanent worker in the secretariat of the State Prosecutor, was given some of the tusks from the court evidence room to trade
  • 2 traffickers arrested in Côte d’Ivoire with 153 kg of pangolin scales near the border with Liberia
  • A trafficker arrested with 35 ivory bracelets, 20 elephant tail bracelets and a tiny tusk in Senegal
  • A trafficker arrested with a baby chimpanzee and a moustache guenon in Gabon
  • 2 traffickers arrested with 2 leopard skins in Congo
eagle-briefing-may-2022-public.pdf, 0.96 MB
  • 9 traffickers arrested in 3 countries
  • 2 traffickers arrested with 2 lion skins, 5 leopard skins and 3 serval skins in a major crackdown on big cat skin trafficking in Togo
  • 2 traffickers, arrested with 2 elephant tusks weighing 20 kg in Congo
  • 2 traffickers arrested with 2 leopard skins, a skull and a tooth in Congo
  • 2 traffickers arrested with 2 small elephant tusks in Togo
  • A trafficker arrested in a follow up to a live mandrill rescue and bust in Douala, Cameroon
eagle-briefing-april-2022-public.pdf, 1.19 MB
  • 24 traffickers arrested in 6 countries
  • A trafficker arrested with 328 kg of pangolin scales in Côte d’Ivoire. A hit on an important trafficking network that had previously been targeted by law enforcement
  • 8 traffickers arrested with 476 kg pangolin scales in two crackdown operations on a pangolin scales trafficking network in Cameroon
  • 5 traffickers arrested in Gabon with 6 elephant tusks, 3 leopard skins, an elephant tail and 5 leopard teeth in two operations
  • 4 traffickers arrested in Burkina Faso with an elephant tusk and several carved ivory items, an elephant tail and 8 pieces of elephant hide, a hippo skull and teeth, 8 crocodile skins and more
  • 3 traffickers arrested with 2 leopard skins and 3 aardvark feet in Senegal
  • EAGLE Senegal and the General Directorate of the National Police of Senegal signed a partnership agreement to fight wildlife crime in the country
eagle-briefing-march-2022-public.pdf, 864.05 KB
  • 16 traffickers arrested in 4 countries
  • 6 traffickers arrested with 5 elephant tusks and chimpanzee meat in a crackdown on a criminal ring in the south of Cameroon
  • A traditional chief arrested and 2 baby chimps rescued in Cameroon. They were being held captive in iron cages.
  • A trafficker arrested with 5 tusks and an elephant tail in Côte d’Ivoire during the dismantling of an international trafficking ring
  • 3 traffickers arrested with 6 elephant tusks in Togo
  • 3 traffickers arrested with 2 tusks in Gabon
  • 2 traffickers arrested with 2 tusks in Gabon
eagle-briefing-february-2022-public.pdf, 768.08 KB
  • 14 traffickers arrested in 5 countries
  • 4 traffickers arrested in Congo with 14 elephant tusks during a series of arrests
  • 2 traffickers arrested in Côte d’Ivoire with 15 tusks near the Ghana border. The crackdown on this important ivory ring was filmed by BBC
  • A trafficker arrested in Cameroon with 246 kg of pangolin scales, and in a refrigerator more pangolins and monkey carcasses found
  • 2 traffickers arrested with a leopard skin and nine 12-gauge shotguns in Senegal
  • A trafficker arrested in Congo with 94 African Grey Parrots
  • A trafficker arrested with 2 tusks weighing 20kg in Gabon
  • 2 traffickers arrested with a leopard skin and a civet skin in Cameroon
  • A trafficker arrested in connection with ivory trafficking in Congo
eagle-briefing-january-2022-public.pdf, 267.29 KB
  • A trafficker arrested with 46kg of pangolin scales in Gabon. He is a French-born Gabonese who recently visited France.