Wildlife Law Enforcement and Awareness in Haut-Ogooue Province, Gabon

Gabon is home to the largest population of critically endangered African forest elephants and is also a major source of ivory trafficking. Giant pangolin, chimpanzee, mandrill and lion are all targets of wildlife crime and trafficking in the region as well. This project works to decrease elephant poaching through bolstering wildlife law enforcement efforts in Haut-Ogooué Province through increased investigations leading to arrests and legal assistance with prosecution. At the same time, awareness-raising activities via local media and local schools helps build a conservation ethic within the communities and discourage wildlife crime.

IEF #AF1047

Project Years: 2024

Project Partners:
Luc Mathot, Conservation Justice, Gabon