Breaking News

Two African Nations Tighten Control Over Ivory Poaching
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

African Nations are upping the pressure in their fight against poachers now that Central African nation Gabon has announced it will burn its entire stockpile of ivory – to prevent any dissemination into the black market – and now that West African Nation Cameroon has intensified its fines and terms on poachers.

This is a Cameroon’s response to the unprecedented increase in elephant poaching last year, with much of the ivory going to Thailand and China.

Both nations are working with the World Wildlife Fund, which recently had a conference in Gabon. Gabon has created a a network of 13 national parks, covering an area about 1.5 times the size of Yellowstone Park. WWF has been working there since 1992.


“Gabon is demonstrating how domestic ivory supplies can be regulated, given the political will to do so,” said Stephanie Ringuet, who is Central African director of TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network.

“If Gabon’s lead is replicated region-wide, we could see real progress being made in tackling elephant poaching and putting the criminal syndicates behind it out of business.”

Such actions follow Gabon President Ali Bongo’s decision in 2011 to create a military unit especially to protect wildlife against ivory poachers.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

“An inter-agency, coupled to a regional approach and international collaboration is vital to combat poaching in Central Africa and we must act now,” said the WWF Country Director in Gabon, Suparna Biswas.



Full-time Family Law Attorney (s)

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Boutique family law firm in Central Pennsylvania is seeking 1 or more associate attorneys interested...

Apply now

Assistant Director, Investigations Division


The Investigations Division of the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) seeks a motivated and commi...

Apply now

Staff Attorney


Staff Attorney Join a member-driven leader in a fast-paced, challenging and collaborative environ...

Apply now

Lead Attorney

USA-VA-Virginia Beach

Multi-state legal recoveries Firm seeks Lead Attorney to join its Virginia Beach, VA office. This is...

Apply now




Search Now

International Trust and Estates Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks an international trust and e...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a Real Estate Attorney with ...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a litigation associate attorne...

Apply Now


To Top