Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Recruits To Guangxi Forest Police Receive Training To Counter Wildlife Trafficking

Laibin Guangxi, China, November 2014—More than 120 Forest Police officers were trained on aspects of wildlife crime and how to counteract it during a workshop on Combatting illegal wildlife trade and CITES implementation held in Laibin, Guangxi province earlier this month. The meeting was organized by Guangxi Provincial Inter-agency CITES Enforcement Coordination Group (PICE-CG), in […]

B.C. antiques dealer admits smuggling rhino horns, elephant ivory into Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS NOVEMBER 25, 2014 VANCOUVER – A Vancouver-area antiques dealer has pleaded guilty in an American court to attempting to import endangered rhinoceros horns into Canada in a smuggling operation that also saw carved elephant tusks and other items illegally transported across the border. Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, pleaded […]

In Kenya, Justice Catches Up With Elephant Poacher

Noah Sitati, A Voice for Elephants, National Geographic November 18, 2014 ( An elephant poacher in Kenya is finally behind bars, thanks to a local magistrate and coordination between the wildlife authority and two conservation partners. In late 2013, community game scouts undertaking an anti-poaching patrol near world-renowned Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya came […]

Illegal Trade of Wildlife Species: A Dangerous Smuggler Caught at Bertoua (Cameroon)

(Cameroon) Cameroun Link November 12, 2014 “Angloo” was in possession of a head, four members of chimpanzees and many parts of an elephant, including skin and bones. —– Agents of the forests and fauna of Bertoua, in the eastern region, have struck a blow. On October 18, 2014, they put hands on a trafficker of […]

Army officer arrested for trafficking elephant meat in Congo

Khephren Fanga, Gabonews November 23, 2014 BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo – on the 18th of November, a joint operationbetween the Forestry and Sustainable Development Ministry, the Gendarmerie and the PresidentialGuard, with the support of PALF (Project for the Application of Law for Fauna), brought about the arrest of 5 traffickers, caught red-handed trafficking elephant meat […]

Uganda suspends officials after ton of ivory stolen from vault

Agence France Presse November 18, 2014 Kampala (AFP) – Uganda’s wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, its chief said Tuesday. Interpol has been called in to aid in investigating the incident, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) chief Raymond Engena told […]