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March 2014

Highlights

 

  • 4 dealers arrested in operations on ivory, leopard skins and elephant skulls.
  • International ivory trafficker arrested in Yaounde, 36 tusks weighing over 170 kg found.
  • Repeated lack of collaboration and breach of procedure observed in MINFOF Littoral
  • Live mandrill trafficker convicted by Yaounde court.
  • For an update on our Regional Briefing click here

Notorious poacher and dealer in elephant parts including ivory arrested with 4 skulls, complete story

International ivory dealer arrested with 36 tusks,  complete story

 
 

Major trafficker arrested while trying to illegally trade in leopard skin, complete story

 

Wildlife trafficker arrested with a live mangabey in Douala, complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2014
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February 2014

Highlights

 

  • 4 dealers arrested in 3 operations with leopard skins and elephant parts
  • 3 traffickers in elephant products sentenced to prison terms.
  • Ivory dealer given 1 year prison term and to pay 25 000 0000 F CFA aas damages
  • LAGA Director still receiving treatment in Israel after a crocodile attack
  • For an update on our Regional Briefing click here

2 major dealers arrested with 2 skin in Baham - West whille illegally trying to trade in them complete story

One of the traffickers answers to questions put to to him by wildlfie officials.  complete story

 
 

A well-known poacher and dealer in elephant products arrested with 19 full elephant jaws bones and teeth in Yaounde arriving from East, Cameroon, . complete story

 

Skin seized from another leopard skin trafficker arrested one week later in West Cameroon, the dealer uses a the cover of traditional authority. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2014
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Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

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January 2014

Highlights

 

  • LAGA Director survives crocodile attack in Ethiopia.
  • Traffic of influence, lack of collaboration and breach of procedure observed in MINFOF Littoral Regional Delegation.
  • The traffic influence comes after arrest of Chinese with a chimp.
  • 4 dealers arrested with ivory in Lomie - East
  • The 2012 Annual Report on activities and finance completed and posted online
  • For an update on our Regional Briefing click here

Well known elephant poacher and repeat offender who claims to have killed 12 elephants in last couple of months  arrested in Lomie East Cameroon alongside two others over elephant meat and ivory trafficking complete story

Arrested in Lomie over elephant meat and ivory trafficking, they supply 2 major ivory traffickers in Lomie and one of them tried to bribe their way throught the operations team .  complete story

 
 

Chimp seized from a Chinese national who runs a restaurant in Douala, during his arrest, he claimed chimp was given to him by a General in Cameroon army, . complete story

 

 The annual report on activities and finance completed and posted online. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
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Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

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December 2013

Highlights

 

  • An ecoguard working in the Waza national park arrested with elephant parts and other protected wildlife products.
  • 2 ivory traffickers arrested in Lomie - East Cameroon transporting ivory using a Ngoyla council vehicle
  • Lack of collaboration and breach of procedure observed in MINFOF Far North Regional Delegation.
  • 1 dealer sentenced in Bafia - Centre
  • All departmenst met target at end of year
  • For an update on our Regional Briefing click here
  • New! Get our 2013 Annual report by clicking here

2 well known dealers in elephant parts and parts of other protected wildlife species nabbed in Makenene - Centre. They are well known for la long time for this illegal trade including ivory trade complete story

They were found in possession of bones, tail and crocodile skin, One of them transports the products on a bike which he owns to supply points in Makenene and then to main city Yaounde.  complete story

 
 

He was surrounded by parts of wildlfie species complete story

 

 Trafficker pose for photo in Maroua. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
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November 2013

Highlights

 

  • 4 dealers arrested in 2 different operations in Makenene and Yaounde.
  • 3 major dealers were sentenced this month in Djoum and Edea for killing and trading in elephant parts.
  • LAGA Director travelled to Kenya to work on the Kenyan and Ugandan Replications of LAGA.
  • LAGA Director travelled to the US attemptiong to add the lessons of LAGA to the forefront of strategies in the US for fighting wildlfie trafficking
  • For an update on our Regional Briefing click here

2 well known dealers in elephant parts and parts of other protected wildlife species nabbed in Makenene - Centre. They are well known for la long time for this illegal trade including ivory trade complete story

They were found in possession of bones, tail and crocodile skin, One of them transports the products on a bike which he owns to supply points in Makenene and then to main city Yaounde.  complete story

 
 

Two arrested in Yaounde with a live baby mandrill, they actively trade in live primates as pets, . complete story

 

 They had travelled all the way from the Lolodorf in South to sell the mandrill in Yaounde. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
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Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

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October 2013

Highlights

 

  • 6 dealers arrested in 3 different operations in Lomie, Yaounde and Garoua.
  • 2 international dealers arrested in Garoua - North with a variety of protected wildlife products.
  • 3 major ivory traffickers were sentenced to serve prison terms in Yaounde - Centre.

3 major ivory traffickers of a network arrested in Lomie. One of them is a businessman with connections to administrative authorities. He resisted arrest. complete story

They were arrested while in illegal possession of 4 small elephant and other parts including tails, jaw bones and teeth.  complete story

 
 

Two international ivory traffickers arrested within one hour in Garoua - North. Some of the products seized were bought  from Nigeria. complete story

 

 A wide variety of products were seized from them and include among others 14 hippo teeth, elephant parts and crocodile skins, serval cat skins, antelope horns etc. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

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August 2013

Highlights

 

  • 10 suspected arrested this month in 5 different operations.
  • A high level MINFOF official arrested for suspected complicity and corruption in connection to ivory stolen from national stuck.
  • The biggest wildlife trafficker in Cameroon arrested in connection to Chinese giant pangolin scales dealer in Limbe
  • Chinese trafficker arrested at Nsimalen Airport with ivory and giant pangolin scales.
  • A network of 5 parrot traffickers using a military matriculated vehicle busted.
  • 2 arrested with a live chimp in Bafut - North West.

Military matriculated 4 x 4 Toyota Hilux pickup used on several occasions to illegally transport Africa grey parrots to avoid road controls complete story

Members of the busted parrot traffickers' network during the drawing of complaint reports, 5 were arreted.  complete story

 
 

Arrested ring leader carrries one of the cages packed full with African grey parrots complete story

 

Two live animals and bushmeat dealers arrested while trying to illegally trade in live chimp in Bafut, North West Region. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
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Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

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July 2013

Highlights

 

  • A wildlife case sent to the Special Criminal Court in an exceptional move by the Government of Cameroon.
  • Dealer in lion skin arrested in Mbandjock - Centre.
  • Another trafficker connected to ivory stolen from national stock arrested in Obala - Centre
  • 2 international leopard skin traffickers arrested in Yaounde - Centre with 2 leopard skins from Souanke - Republic of Congo

 

Lion skin trafficker answers to questions from wildlife official shortly after his arrest in Mbandjock - Centre regions after moving in from neighbouring town Nanga Eboko complete story

He claimed to have got the skin from a Dutch national. He resisted arrest and even injured one of the arresting officials complete story

 
 

Two international traffickers belonging to a cross-border trafficking ring arrested in Yaounde with 2 fresh leopard skins. complete story

 

The two fresh leopard skins were ferried into the country from Souanke in the Republic of Congo. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tel: 237-99651803

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email: ofir@laga-enforcement.org


 


 

June 2013

Highlights

 

  • Ivory previously deposited in National Stock discovered among elephant tusks seized in LAGA - MINFOF operation in Douala - Littoral.
  • Two operations within 1 hour arrests 4 major dealers in ivory in Douala with a total of 18 elephant tusks and 32 ivory pieces.
  • Unprocedural behaviour observed in MINFOF Delegations
  • Ivory dealer sentenced to three months imprisonment in Djoum - South

 

Two arrested with 18 ivory tusks  and 16 worked ivory pieces in Douala complete story

Two tusks  found among the 18 ivory tusks had been seized in earlier operations and stored in MINFOF conservatory in Yaounde. complete story

 
 

Two other well known traffickers with big connections in the East Region arrested in Douala with 16 worked ivory pieces . complete story

 

They claim to have an excellent packaging technique that facilitates ivory transport out of the country. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tel: 237-99651803

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May 2013

Highlights

 

  • An operation led to the arrest of a female dealer in protected bushmeat in Sangmelima in the South of Cameroon.
  • Female dealer in live primate sentenced in Douala - Littoral.

 

Woman arrested along a major highway in the South of Cameroon complete story

She was found in possession of many bags of meat from protected wildlife species. complete story

 
 

Wildlife officials were supported by the Forces of Law and Order in Sangmelima. complete story

 

Another woman received a prison sentence in Douala for dealing in live baboon. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tel: 237-99651803

www.laga-enforcement.org

email: ofir@laga-enforcement.org

 


 


 

April 2013

Highlights

 

  • Chinese dealer and his Cameroonian accomplices arrested with 7 sacks of giant pangolin scales while attempting to send them to Nigeria.
  • Another international ivory trafficker with connection to the Republic of Congo, South Africa and Guinea Bissau arrested in Djoum - South.

 

A high level trafficker of Chinese origin arrested in Limbe with 7 bags of pangolinscales. Two Cameroonian accomplices were arrested with him  complete story

The bags of Giant pangolin scales were about to be sent to Nigeria when customs and wildlife officials caught up with the dealers and the scales seized . complete story

 
 

An international ivory trafficker with connections in Congo arrested with 20 tusks, in Djoum - South of Cameroon. His connections go as far as South Africa and Guinea Bissau complete story

 

Bags of pangolin scales seized at the Douala International Airport from the same Chinese who denounced other members of a big trafficking ring. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tel: 237-99651803

www.laga-enforcement.org

email: ofir@laga-enforcement.org


 


 

March 2013

Highlights

 

  • 7 dealers arrested in 4 different operations.
  • 2 international ivory traffickers with a base in the Republic of Congo arrested.
  • LAGA Director speaks in European Parliament, after attending CITES CoP 16 as part of Cameroon Delegation.

One of two international ivory traffickers arrested in Yaounde. Their transnational network had its base in Congo complete story

The second gang member of the international ivory traffikcing network with base in Congo Brazzaville complete story

 
 

Two ivory traffickers arrested deep inside the Dja Wildlife Reserve which is a World Heritage Site complete story

 

Two operations carried out within 2 days led to the arrest of 3 sea turtle shell dealers in the port city of Kribi. He arrested during one of the operations. complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tel: 237-99651803

www.laga-enforcement.org

email: ofir@laga-enforcement.org


 


 

February 2013

Highlights

 

  • Three international ivory traffickers belonging to the same network arrested with 24 elephant tusks .
  • The busted network has connections in Congo, Gabon, France, Belgium and Italy.

One of three traffickers arrested in possession of 24 ivory tusks, network busted complete story

One of the traffickers of the network that has links in Africa and Europe complete story

 
 

Officials taking measurements of seized ivory complete story

 

24 ivory tusks seized from traffickers. The tusks included very small ones cut out of young elephants complete story

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tel: 237-99651803

www.laga-enforcement.org

email: ofir@laga-enforcement.org


 


 

January 2013

Highlights

 

  • Two operations arresting 2 wildlife dealers rescueing 4 live primates.
  • The 2012 Annual Report on acitivities and finances completed and posted online.

Well established primate dealer in South Cameroon arrested...read more

Baboon dealer arrested in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital...read more

 
 

Three live primates were rescued from the primate trafficker in Meyomessala...read more

 

The toothless baby baboon was caged in deplorable conditions...read more

 

 

LAGA Cameroon  2013

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tel: 237-99651803

www.laga-enforcement.org

email: ofir@laga-enforcement.org


 

 

 

 

 



December 2012

Highlights

  • 4 dealers arrested in 4 different operations 
  • Corruption observed in 2 cases after arrest operations.
  • 7 dealers were sentenced this month including 3 Ghanians
  • The year ended on target in all Departments
Dealer in gorilla limbs arrested in Yaounde
December 2012
2 feet and 2 hands of a gorilla were seized from the dealer, read more
Civil Servants arrested with 2 elephant tusks in Meyomessala, South of Cameroon December 2012 read more


 
 
Gorilla skin, trafficker was arrested in Bafut on New Year Eve, North West of Cameroon
Five elephant tails seized from a major dealer in Djoum, South of Cameroon  read more
 
LAGA Cameroon 2012

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Wildlife Justice

Newsletter October 2012

Duke of Edinburg hands conservation medal to Ofir

 

Captain of boat and crew members arrested on the Congo River

 

 

Customs and wildlife officials seize bracelets, hankos made from ivory at Libreville airport

Shark fins seized during operation at Libreville airport

 

 

Hello and Welcome,

This month was marked by LAGA winning The Duke of Edinburgh Conservation medal given by Prince Philip – the husband of Queen Elizabeth, the start of GAPIN II in Gabon with the participation of AALF that saw the seizure of many wildlife products; and the observation of corruption following an operation on River Congo. Full Story


 

 

CAMEROON – LAGA

LAGA wins another award The Duke of Edinburgh Conservation medal given by Prince Philip – the husband of Queen Elizabeth. Read more

 

 

CONGO – PALF

 

The captain of a commercial boat and one of his crew members were arrested on the Congo River, at Brazzaville, for having allowed a chimpanzee to be trafficked. Read more 

 

 

GABON – AALF

Hope operation (GAPIN-II) was carried out at the airport with the Customs and MEF with the technical and logistics support of Conservation Justice. Read more 

 

C.A.R – RALF

A dealer in crocodile skins was arrested at Sibut, about 200km from Bangui with crocodile skins. This comes after a long period of no arrest operations and hopefully, more concrete actions will continue. Read more

 

Guinea - Conakry GALF

GALF Coordinator was evacuated due to medical reason; normal activities will continue after her health is fully restored. Read more

 

CHAD

 

LAGA continues to work with administrative and wildlife authorities, other NGOs and individuals to push for information on wildlife dealers and a general strategy to combat poaching and other wildlife crimes in Chad. Read more

 


 

 

 

LAGA-Cameroon

AALF-Gabon

PALF-Congo

 

 

 

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
Vallee Nlongkak, Yaounde, Cameroon.

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Cameroon – LAGA - ofir@laga-enforcement.org

Congo – PALF – naftalihonig@palf-enforcement.org

Gabon – AALF – luc@conservation-justice.org

C.A.R – RALF-  hubertyamandekoulayom@yahoo.fr

                                                                                     Guinea Conakry – GALF - charlotte.houpline@yahoo.fr

 


October 2012 

Highlights

 
    • LAGA conquers the Buckingham Palace by winning The Duke of Edinburgh Conservation medal given by Prince Philip – the husband of Queen Elizabeth.
    • Traditional ruler contributes to conservation efforts by giving a primate in his possession.
    • A dealer in live primate arrested in Ebolowa – South.
    • LAGA family makes a trip to the Mefou National Park.
 

Ofir Drori, Director of LAGA receives top conservation medal, handed over by the Duke of Edinburg...read more
Traditional ruler contributes to wildlife conservation: baboon handed to wildlife officials...read more
 
 
LAGA family trip to Mefou National Park: taking some time off work to connect with nature...read more
 
North West Wildlife Delegate and staff of Limbe Wildlife Centre in Bamenda on the way to Limbe with rescud baboon...read more
 
 
LAGA Cameroon  2012

LAGA
The Last Great Ape Organization
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September 2012

Highlights

  • A network of 5 traffickers in human parts and elephant meat busted in Djoum South by Wildlife Officials.
  • 2 other dealers in ape parts and bushmeat arrested in 2 different operations.
  • 5 dealers sentenced this month in the South and West Regions.
  • LAGA Director trains WCO on corruption during GAPIN conference in Uganda
Dealers in human parts and elephant meat arrested
September 2012
Five people arrested in Djoum, south of Cameroon in possession of human parts and elephant meat,read more
Cameroon's satirical newspaper Le Popoli reports on the arrest of human parts and elephant meat traffickers in Djoum, more on the story....
September 2012
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Women trading in gorilla parts arrested
One of the women trading in this gorilla skull arrested in Yaounde read more
Wildlife law enforcement officials uncover underground trade in human parts and elephant meat. Among those arrested are University students read more
 
LAGA Cameroon 2012

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August 2012

Highlights

  • 5 dealers deakers arrested in 3 different operations within 1 week in 2 different Regions.
  • 4 dealers sentenced within one month, 18 months imprisonment term obtained.
  • 2 Jurists from PALF- Republic of Congo trained in Yaounde.

Leopard skin dealer arrested in Yaounde
August 2012

Dealer was arrested in Yaounde while trying to sell leopard skin, read more

As many as four people arrested within one month trading in wildlife products, watch vide...

August 2012 

 
 

Gorilla head and trafficker in East of Cameroon

Stepping up wildilfe law enforcement in Cameroon, two women were recently arrested for trading in parts of gorillas more on our next edition of newsletter

Leopards are increasingly coming under threats; skin seized in Yaounde and trafficker arrested Augut 2012
He was arrested in the middle of Yaounde while trying to sell the leopard skin by wildilfe officials in collaboration with the Forces of law and order read more

 

LAGA Cameroon  2012


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