Activity reports 2020

Activity report July 2020

Activity report July 2020
There were no arrests carried out this month and efforts are being made to rectify the situation next month.

Activity report June 2020

Activity report June 2020
The month was marked by the arrest of 7 traffickers with 380kg of pangolin scales, human bones, and ivory tusks.

Activity report May 2020

Activity report May 2020
The LAGA team continued working hard and producing results amid the Covid-19 pandemic with 7 people arrested for wildlife trafficking and human bones trafficking. 4 human bones traffickers were arrested with a human body in Foumbot, in the West Region. The bones still had some dried up flesh and human hair on the skull. 3 traffickers arrested with ivory tusks in the trafficking hotspot of Douala, Littoral Region.

Activity report April 2020

Activity report April 2020
Despite the challenges and risk posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the fear it brings, the LAGA team intelligently multiplied its efforts resulting in a total of 8 wildlife traffickers arrested during 4 operations. 2 young mandrills rescued during 2 arrest operations, in Yaounde and Lolodorf in the South Region. 4 traffickers arrested with a leopard skin in the border town of Kye- Ossi, in the South Region. A pangolin scales trafficker was arrested with 50 kg of scales in Dimako, in the East Region. The team diligently and creatively carried out investigations and assisted 4 wildlife law enforcement operations with an emphasis on respecting state-level and organization-level protective measures against Covid-19.

Activity report March 2020

Activity report March 2020
As a precautionary measure, the LAGA office was closed for five days after a member reported high fever and he was later found to have malaria dissipating fears of a COVID-19 infection. The Deputy Director held a meeting with Global Earth Watch President and a consultant who were visiting the country. An investigator from Gabon returned to Libreville following a three-week long training and experience sharing mission.

Activity report February 2020

Activity report February 2020
A trafficker arrested in Bandjoun, West Region, with 5 large leopard skins A new Head of the Media Department was appointed by the Director. The Deputy Director attended an Interpol meeting aimed at setting state-level priorities and needs for effective operations. The LAGA family traveled to Batie in the West Region to participate in the funeral activities of a former investigator who passed away after a protracted illness.

Activity report January 2020

Activity report January 2020
The LAGA team returned from an annual vacation. The Deputy Director held a meeting with the ZSL Law Enforcement Advisor. The Second Semester and Annual reports 2020 were published on LAGA’s website.