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Cameroon: Waza Park Official nabbed for trafficking wildlife


Wildlife officials of the Far North Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife have arrested an ecoguard who works at the Waza National Park for illegal possession in parts of protected wildlife species.The ecoguard was arrested while trying to sell elephant parts and other wildlife products including parts of a giraffe to a client in Maroua in the Far North Region.

The operation was carried out with the collaboration of the Forces of Law and Order and with the technical assistance of a wildlife law enforcement organization called LAGA. Experts say the operation against a wildlife official is a welcome initiative and demonstrates Cameroon government’s political will in fighting and uprooting complicity and corruption in the wildlife sector.

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