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  Activity Reports 2018

October 2018 Report


  • The Deputy Director held a working session with customs officials to prepare an MoU to be signed between the two parties. 
  • The Assistant Head of the Media Department traveled to the Netherlands for a three week training course on media campaign for social change. 
  • The Deputy Director gave an interview to the Chinese television channel CCTV on the illegal trade in apes in the country and sub region. 

September 2018 Report

  • 4 traffickers arrested in Yaounde, dismantling of a network activating several low level pangolin scales traffickers and poachers in the South. 
  • A policeman was among the four arrested who admitted to bribing at a gendarmerie control post. 
  • Corruption charges were brought against the traffickers that admitted to have bribed gendarmerie control post with 400 000 FCFA. 
  • The Deputy Director participated in meetings at the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife and at the US Embassy. 

August 2018 Report

  • Crackdown on international syndicated of pangolin scales traffickers carried out in Douala. 
  • 6 traffickers arrested with 718kg of pangolin scales, over 600kg were giant pangolin scales transported from Bangui in the Central Africa Republic. 
  • The Deputy Director returned from the DRC where he granted two conferences at two universities. 

July 2018 Report

  • 2 ape traffickers arrested in Douala and a juvenile male chimp rescued. 
  • The Deputy Director travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo where he granted two conferences.

June 2018 Report

  • LAGA Director arrived the country for a series of meetings with the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife and diplomatic officials.  
  • The Deputy Director attended a workshop organised by the British High Commission to discuss illegal wildlife trade. He equally attended a training on project evaluation.   
  • The Head of the Legal Department attended a workshop in Douala that focused on law enforcement training curriculum.  
  • The Head of the Legal Department of EAGLE Cote d’Ivoire arrived Cameroon for a two-week training.   
  • There were no operations this month and strategies were examined to improve on the situation the following month.

May 2018 Report

  • 8 traffickers arrested during 3 different operations, ivory, hippo teeth and pangolin scales seized.  
  • 4 traffickers arrested in Santchou with ivory, pangolin scales and elephant bones.   
  • A trafficker arrested in Bertoua with 7 ivory tusks and hippo teeth  
  • 3 traffickers arrested in Doume with over 35 kg of pangolin scales  
  • The deputy director held a meeting with an official of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the US State Department.   
  • The head of the investigations department travelled to Togo to train and assist investigations in the Togolese project.

April 2018 Report

  • Two mandrills rescued in Ambam, one trafficker arrested 
  • The deputy director carried out an anti-corruption training at the Garoua Wildlife School

March 2018 report
  • 5 traffickers arrested during 2 operations, with raw and carved ivory and a gun.
  • 3 arrested in Ebolowa during first operation with 4 ivory tusks and a gun.
  • Crackdown on an arts shop selling ivory in a hotel in Yaounde. The owner and the seller both arrested with 121 carved ivory pieces.
  • The Deputy Director participated in a GIS for combating wildlife trafficking workshop in Ethiopia
  • The Deputy Director did a presentation on corruption in the wildlife law enforcement process during a workshop in Yaounde organised by the US department of justice.

February 2018 Report

  • A traffickers arrested with 37kg of pangolin scales, 6 hippo teeth and 2 python skins.
  • LAGA Director and Deputy Director attended a leadership and training course organised to upgrade skills of EAGLE coordinators.
  • The Deputy Director attended a meeting with other conservation groups and the US Embassy to prepare for the World Pangolin Day that was celebrated with activities carried out by the respective organisations.
  • At the invitation of the French Embassy, the Deputy Director did a presentation on corruption in wildlife law enforcement at the French cultural centre in Yaounde.

January 2018 Report 

  • 3 traffickers arrested, live chimp rescued and 80kg of pangolin scales seized  
  • LAGA resumed work after an annual vacation

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