Project Description

Conservation Justice-Wildlife Department collaboration with wildlife law enforcement in Port-Gentil, Gabon

Gabon has been identified as a hotspot for the trade of illegal ivory. Through its program of investigation, legal follow-up and media exposure Conservation Justice provides a practical approach to developing effective law enforcement and combating illegal hunting and trade at the national and international levels.

With IEF support, Conservation Justice will begin operations in Port-Gentil, Gabon leading to the arrests and prosecutions of traffickers. This project will reduce the trade in illegal wildlife products, and hence the incentive to hunt elephant and other endangered species will be minimized.