Gabon: Alleged ivory trafficker arrested in Fougamou

By Boris Ngounou, Afrik21 The Gabonese authorities have just arrested an alleged wildlife trafficker. The latter was caught in the act of holding and selling about twenty kilograms of ivory. In Gabon, elephants are protected by the wildlife law in force. A young...

Zimbabwe: Illegal Ivory Dealer Jailed For Two Years

By Christinah Motlhabane, The Voice A sense of remorse and a convincing mitigation statement have saved a convicted ivory dealer from a lengthy jail term as he got off lightly with a reduced sentence. Poul Garirayi would have been condemned to a mandatory 10-year...
Kenyan police arrest poacher with 14 kg elephant tusks

Kenyan police arrest poacher with 14 kg elephant tusks

By Xinhua Security officers in the northwestern Kenya town of Kitale on Thursday arrested a poacher in possession of 14 kilograms of elephant tusks with a market value of 1.4 million shillings (about 14,000 U.S dollars). Local police commander Ayub Gitonga said the...
Congo Republic Jails Man Accused of Killing 500 Elephants

Congo Republic Jails Man Accused of Killing 500 Elephants

By Pauline Bax, Bloomberg News The Republic of Congo imprisoned a well-known poacher for 30 years for the attempted murder of park rangers and the smuggling of elephant tusks, marking the first conviction by a criminal court in that country of a wildlife trafficker....