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Feb 24 2015

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) presented the report on wildlife crime in Gabon to the Gabonese Government and cooperative organizations, last February 17 and 18.

The UNODC report is alarming: poachers kill several elephants to feed the global tusk market. This proves that wildlife crime is real and Gabon is suffering from it. According to the report, there is some flaws in the national legislative corpus which doesn’t suit the international convention on the fight against wildlife and forest crimes.

As a solution, the report suggests the reinforcement of the Gabonese law on wildlife crime, the creation of an interdepartmental committee, an agency for the protection of natural richness and special training on the protection of the Gabonese wildlife as well.

Arsene REBOUKA

Source: Gabonews