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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

New arrest in Gabon: 2 traffickers and poacher with ivory

Another arrest in Gabon (North-East) : two poachers and the trafficker who bought ivory (two tusks).

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New arrest in Gabon: 2 traffickers and poacher with ivory

3 more arrested in Cameroon!

This story starts like a joke - A guy enters a police station saying his ivory got stolen...

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3 more arrested in Cameroon!

2 traffickers arrested

After good arrests in Congo and Gabon, the Cameroon team continues with an arrest of two traffickers with 2 ape skulls and giant pangolin scales!

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2 traffickers arrested

2 elephant poachers arrested

Two poachers arrested with two elephant tusks in Sam, North-Gabon in a collaboration between Conservation Justice and the Gabonese authorities.

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2 elephant poachers arrested

The Benin team strikes an operation!

2 traffickers arrested with 200 pythons following an investigation into international illegal trade in live protected wildlife. AALF-B project of Nature Tropicale cooperated with the authorities on this action.

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The Benin team strikes an operation!

Two ivory traffickers arrested in Mekambo

Two ivory traffickers, a Gabonese national of Malian origin residing in Mekambo, and a Congolese, residing in the Mazingo village fell into the nets of the National Directorate of Documentation and Immigration of the Department of Zadie, assisted by the ANPN and the NGO Conservation Justice.

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Two ivory traffickers arrested in Mekambo

A baby chimp saved in Guinea again

Two traffickers were arrested and a baby chimp saved in Guinea.

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A baby chimp saved in Guinea again