Activity reports 2019

Activity report August 2019

Activity report August 2019
The Deputy Director held a meeting with the North West Chiefs of Customs Sector on the implementation on the MoU signed with the Customs Department. The Legal Department followed up several cases among which was the case on the trafficking of ivory 216 ivory tusks with connections to a gendarmerie colonel. The Deputy Director participated at two workshops were he carried out presentations on the challenges of wildlife law enforcement and the state of pangolin scales trafficking in the country and he had a briefing with a USFWS official who participated at one both workshops. The Deputy Director accompanied by the Head of Investigation and Legal Departments held a meeting with two Interpol officials to explore areas of collaboration and experience sharing There were no operations this month and strategies were re-examined to improve on the situation next month.

Activity report July 2019

Activity report July 2019
3 major traffickers arrested during the month with 4 leopard skins The Deputy Director held a meeting with a team of USAID officials who were visiting the country to discuss the wildlife law enforcement process and governance issues in the country.

Activity report June 2019

Activity report June 2019
An international trafficker arrested with 95kg of illicit pangolin scales in Douala. He is part of an international network of pangolin scales traffickers along the Douala – Bangui axes. The implementation of protocol agreement with customs continued as several visits were made to the various customs sectors in the country. The Assistant Head of the Media and External Relations Department returned to the country following a visit to the US under the International Visitor Leadership Programme.

Activity report May 2019

Activity report May 2019
5 major traffickers arrested during the month with pangolins scales, lion skulls, leopard skin and ivory. Senior police constable assigned to the Bouba Ndjidda National Park arrested with 5 lion skulls and other wildlife products. 4 traffickers specialized in the trafficking of pangolin scales in the West Region arrested with around 100 kg of pangolin scales. LAGA assisted Customs in the interrogation and prosecution procedure against a Ghanaian repeat offender arrested with 20 African grey parrots. The Assistant Head of the Media and External Relations travelled to the US under the States Department International Visitors Leadership Programme.

Acctivit report April 2019

Acctivit report April 2019
3 ivory traffickers arrested with 5 fresh ivory tusks and a tail from baby elephants They were suspected to have recently killed the baby elephants at the Dja Biosphere Reserve. Legal adviser completed a three-month training at the Durrell Conservation Academy in New Jersey, UK.

Activity report March 2019

Activity report March 2019
4 major international traffickers arrested with 73 ivory tusks of ivory and over of 1.7kg of pangolins scales. The criminal syndicate had been shipping wildlife contraband to Nigeria before their arrest. A super volunteer completed a 5-week training programme and returned to Nairobi where his training continues. LAGA signed a protocol agreement with Customs to fight transboundary wildlife crime. A breakthrough in establishing formal relations with Customs for the EAGLE Network.

Activity report February 2019

Activity report February 2019
2 specialized pangolin scales traffickers arrested in Yaounde with 42kg of pangolin scales. Legal adviser travelled to Britain for a three-month conservation training programme. LAGA relocated to a new office.

Activity report January 2019

Activity report January 2019
Total of 7 wildlife traffickers arrested during three operations in Douala in the Littoral Region and in Doume in the East Region 4 traffickers arrested with 54 kg of pangolin scales and 5 hippo teeth in Douala A pangolin scales trafficker was arrested with 40 kg of scales in Doume A baby chimp rescued in an arrest operation