Annual report 2007

Very good progress was made over this period on all aspects of LAGA’s collaboration with the Ministry of Forests and Fauna (MINFOF), with tangible achievements not only in the fields of investigation, arrest and prosecution but also in media exposure, government relations and international activities. 

This year for every 7 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 89% 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 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.