Annual and Semester Reports

First semester report 2019

First semester report 2019
22 major traffickers were arrested at a rate of one per 9 days, approximately 91 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in a number of the cases, including an arrest of a police officer. Accordingly, 22 new cases were brought to the courts. 22 traffickers were found guilty and the courts ordered the payment of damages totalling 154,500,000 F CFA (about $309,000) to MINFOF by the convicted traffickers. Media exposure was at a rate of more than one media piece per day.

Annual report 2018

Annual report 2018
36 major traffickers were arrested, at a rate of one per 10 days; approximately 73 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in a number of the cases. 36 new cases were brought to the courts and 45 traffickers were found guilty. The court ordered the payment of damages totaling 321,095,000 F CFA (about $642,190) to MINFOF by the convicted traffickers. Media exposure was at a rate of one media piece per day.

1st Semester Report 2018

1st Semester Report 2018
Tangible achievements and results were obtained during LAGA’s collaboration with MINFOF in the fields of investigation, arrest, prosecution and media exposure, during the first semester of 2018.

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017
36 major traffickers were arrested, 73 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in a number of the cases. 41 new cases were brought to the courts and 37 traffickers were found guilty and given prison sentences, two traffickers given the maximum penalty of 3 years.

1st Semester Report 2017

1st Semester Report 2017
15 major traffickers were arrested, at a rate of one for every 12 days, approximately. 73 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in a number of the cases. 15 new cases were brought to the courts and 19 traffickers were found guilty and given prison sentences, fines, damages and penalties and with two traffickers given the maximum penalty of 3 years and in another matter a trafficker was ordered to pay damages totalling 107, 559, 000 F CFA (about $215,120) to MINFOF. Media exposure was at a rate of approximately one media piece per day.

Annual report 2016

Annual report 2016
34 major traffickers were arrested, at a rate of one for each 11 days period. 71 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in a number of the cases. 34 new cases were brought to the courts and 36 traffickers were convicted and given prison sentences, fines, damages and penalties and damages and fines amounted.

1st Semester Report 2016

1st Semester Report 2016
20 major traffickers were arrested, at a rate of one for each 9 days. 71 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in a number of the cases. 20 new cases were brought to the courts and 27 traffickers were found guilty and given prison sentences, fines, damages and penalties and 58, 080, 000 F CFA (about $116,000) were awarded to be paid to MINFOF. Media exposure was at a rate of one media piece per day.

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015
0% of those arrested stayed permanently behind bars from the moment of arrest and during the trial process while 16% were granted bail along the line and 4% were released and never prosecuted. Corruption was observed and fought in more than 80% of the cases. Operations focused on the illicit trade in ape parts and the trafficking in ivory.

1st Semester Report 2015

1st Semester Report 2015
For every 7 days a major wildlife trafficker was arrested, 87 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in more than 80% of the cases. Under the EAGLE network that became fully functional, replication started in EAGLE Uganda that became the newest member of the EAGLE network.

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014
This year, LAGA focused on the illegal trade in ape skulls uncovering an unprecedented magnitude of this specialized trade with 77 ape skulls seized and 25 traffickers arrested. 86% of those arrested stayed permanently behind bars from the moment of arrest and during the trial process while 10% were granted bail along the line and 4% were released and never prosecuted.

1st Semester Report 2014

1st Semester Report 2014
20 dealers were arrested during this period. For every 9 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 90 % stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in more than 80% of the cases. Regional wildlife law enforcement became more effective with good operations and prosecutions. Replication started in Senegal and SALF became the newest member of our Regional Wildlife Law Enforcement Network.

Annual report 2013

Annual report 2013
For every 6.5 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 96% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest and corruption was observed and fought in more than 80% of the cases. Operations focused on international trafficking and Chinese traffickers. 54 new cases were brought to court, 23 dealers convicted and more than $63,000 to be paid as damages.

1st Semester Report 2013

1st Semester Report 2013
24 dealers were arrested during this period. For every 7.5 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 96% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in more than 80% of the cases. Regional wildlife law enforcement became more effective with good operations and prosecutions. Replication started in Togo and TALF becomes the newest member of our Regional Wildlife Law Enforcement Network.

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012
Tangible achievements were over this period on all aspects of LAGA’s collaboration with MINFOF including field investigation, arrests, prosecutions, media exposure, government relations, international and replication activities. There was more focus on the fight against corruption, wildlife trade especially networks of ivory traffickers and dealers in primates.

1st Semester Report 2012

1st Semester Report 2012
24 dealers were arrested during this period. During this period, LAGA won another award. In May, LAGA won the Marsh Christian Trust Award after being nominated by WSPA. For every 7.58 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 96% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in more than 80% of the cases.

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011
or every 6.5 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 89% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest and corruption was observed and fought in many of the cases. For every single day a media piece was put on national news and recorded. 35 dealers were prosecuted and over $100,000 was to be paid as damages to MINFOF.

1st Semester Report 2011

1st Semester Report 2011
For every 5 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 86% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Corruption was observed and combated in more than 80% of the cases.

Annual report 2010

Annual report 2010
This year for every 7 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 82% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest and corruption was observed and fought in many of the cases.

1st Semester Report 2010

1st Semester Report 2010
12 cases were prosecuted with 15 dealers convicted and a record total of about $142,000 to be paid as damages; 2 ivory dealers involved in 1 ton ivory trafficking sentenced to 1 year imprisonment and to pay a record sum of over $116,500 as damages. For every 9.05 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 80% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest.

Annual report 2009

Annual report 2009
This year for every 7 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 71% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest and corruption was observed in 77% of the cases. For every single day a media piece was put on national news and recorded. The logging industry was again exposed with the arrest of a Manager in a Logging company. More than 1/3 of the operations were on ivory trade with 1 ton seized in Douala – Littoral Region.

1st Semester Report 2009

1st Semester Report 2009
A major dealer was arrested with 10 hippo teeth initially presenting them as ivory in Yaounde – Center Region. He has suppliers of products of protected animal species especially ivory in Douala. During his arrest, he tried to bribe the arresting officials, offering them 200.000 Frs. (about $400) for his release. In other operations, 2 well known poachers/dealers were arrested for killing a chimp and trading in its meat .

Annual report 2008

Annual report 2008
This year for every 11 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 94% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. For every single day a media piece was put on national news and recorded, full time website analysis was done.

1st Semester Report 2008

1st Semester Report 2008
This period for every 7 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 92% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Every single day a media piece was put on national news and recorded. This period saw an International Operation in the Republic of Congo, a timber company manager arrested in connection to trade in chimps, more arrests of cyber wildlife scammers.

Annual report 2007

Annual report 2007
This year saw the return of the “Taiping Four” Gorillas, the first cyber court case against internet wildlife trade and fraud, more focus on the fight against corruption and the arrests involved seizure of 1220 African Grey parrots about to be exported illegally using falsified documents.

1st Semester Report 2007

1st Semester Report 2007
Operations were carried out in six provinces against 22 individuals, resulting in 22 court cases. The rate of imprisonment for these cases rose to 85 percent.

Annual report 2006

Annual report 2006
This year for every 8 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 87% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Every single day a media piece was put on national news and recorded. This year saw the maximum sentence of 3 years imprisonment laid down by the courts of Cameroon, and this was given to military personnel, previously thought to be above civil law.

1st Semester Report 2006

1st Semester Report 2006
Operations were carried out in 8 provinces resulting in 24 court cases. The rate of imprisonment for these cases rose to 88%.