Read more about the article The Kromah Conviction – The Solution Needs to Come From African Courts
Clockwise from top left: Amara Cherif, Mansur Mohamed Surur Abubakar, Moazu Kromah, Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh, and Abdi Hussein Ahmed. All are in New York area jails with the exception of Hussein Ahmed, who is in a Nairobi prison awaiting extradition.

The Kromah Conviction – The Solution Needs to Come From African Courts

It was a mistake.  Ten tons of ivory and 190 kilograms of rhino horn sold over a seven year period, according to the indictment.  It was actually much more than…

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Read more about the article Killing of Ranger Protecting Rhinos Raises Fears for Conservation Efforts
Clockwise from centre: Head Ranger Anton Mzimba, KWS Warden II Bajila Kofa, KWS Asst. Warden Francis Oyaro, Lt. Col. Leroy Bruwer, Wayne Lotter

Killing of Ranger Protecting Rhinos Raises Fears for Conservation Efforts

by Rachel Nuwer, New York Times Head Ranger Anton Mzimba, KWS Warden II Bajila Kofa, KWS Asst. Warden Francis Oyaro, Lt. Col Leroy Bruwer, and Wayne Lotter, all died from…

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Read more about the article Mozambique Investigators and Wildlife Justice Commission Bring Down Rhino Horn Trafficker
Simon Ernesto Valois aka 'Navaro' was arrested in Maputo during a sting operation while attempting to sell rhino horn. His nickname reportedly comes from his preference of Nissan Navara's.

Mozambique Investigators and Wildlife Justice Commission Bring Down Rhino Horn Trafficker

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On or about July 27th, 2022, the Mozambique Serviço Nacional de Investigação Criminal (SERNIC) with support from international wildlife investigative NGO, Wildlife Justice Commission, arrested rhino horn traffickers,…

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Read more about the article The violent death of Timbavati ranger Anton Mzimba mourned by conservationists worldwide
Timbavati ranger Anton Mzimba. (Photo: Helping Rhinos)

The violent death of Timbavati ranger Anton Mzimba mourned by conservationists worldwide

By Tembile Sgqolana Daily Maverick The murder this week of 49-year-old Timbavati ranger Anton Mzimba has caused an explosion of grief and anger, with many calls being made for his killers…

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Tanzania – Husband and Wife Charged with Trafficking 413 Ivory Pieces from 2019 Seizure

SEEJ:AFRICA:On July 20th, 2022, Tanzania media reported that Abdul Abdallah and his wife, Salma Mshamu, appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court for allegedly being found with 413 elephant tusks…

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Read more about the article #1. June 2002 Singapore – 6333 kg of ivory tusks and 40,000 ivory hankos
The DNA analysis, with the blue circles indicating within 200 - 300 km where the elephants had been killed. The ivory came primarily from Zambia. (Courtesy Centre for Environmental Forensic Science.)

#1. June 2002 Singapore – 6333 kg of ivory tusks and 40,000 ivory hankos

The following is written by Julian Newman of the Environmental Investigation Agency on the 20th anniversary of a milestone ivory seizure made in Singapore.  It is #1 on the 'Linked…

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EIA court report on Nigeria prosecution relating to 7.1 tonnes of pangolin scales and 846 kg of elephant seizure.

June 23rd, 2022:  This report by Justin Gosling of the Environmental Investigation Agency is believed to be the first of its kind relating to a specific wildlife case in Nigeria,…

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Read more about the article Mansur Mohamed Surur Pleads Guilty to Wildlife and Drug Offences in New York Court
Clockwise from upper left: Moazu Kromah (Liberia), Amara Cherif (Guinea), Surur being led away by U.S. Federal agents on landing at New York in January 2021, Mansur Surur (Kenya),

Mansur Mohamed Surur Pleads Guilty to Wildlife and Drug Offences in New York Court

Moazu Kromah and Amara Cherif pled guilty to wildlife offences in March and April. The following is the press release from the United States Department of Justice, South District of…

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INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s shocking wildlife crimes and how culprits escape justice

Analysis of wildlife crimes data, supported by numerous interviews, finds evidence of systematic failure by Nigerian law enforcement and the judicial system to hold wildlife poachers/traffickers accountable. This excellent report…

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Read more about the article Another Nigeria Seizure Makes it almost 24,000 kilograms of Pangolin Scales in a Year
2021-07-28 Lagos, Nigeria

Another Nigeria Seizure Makes it almost 24,000 kilograms of Pangolin Scales in a Year

Nigeria Customs with Wildlife Justice Commission support arrest four with 839 kg of pangolin scales and 145 kg of ivory. SEEJ-AFRICA Thumbnail:Nigerian Customs and intelligence from NGO, Wildlife Justice Commission,…

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Read more about the article #48.  No Justice in Sight – EIA Report on Uganda Ivory and Pangolin Scale seizure of 2019
Vietnamese nationals arrested while transporting 3.3 tonnes of ivory and 424 kg of pangolin scales. They were released 3 weeks later on a cash bail of 15 million Uganda shillings (USD $4000)

#48. No Justice in Sight – EIA Report on Uganda Ivory and Pangolin Scale seizure of 2019

SEEJ-AFRICA Thumbnail:EIA report details how a heralded major success is heading for almost total failure through:Lack of multi-agency coordinationLack of evidence (aka poor investigation)Lack of  effective financial investigationFailure of bail/surety…

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Read more about the article Nigeria Customs and Wildlife Justice Commission Deal a Blow to the West African Cartel. An Overview.
Pangolin and ivory seizure chart from May 2018. Vietnam figures heavily as the destination country.

Nigeria Customs and Wildlife Justice Commission Deal a Blow to the West African Cartel. An Overview.

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL:On Wednesday 28th July, 2021, based on a surveillance and intelligence operation headed by the Wildlife Justice Commission, a Netherlands headquartered NGO, the Nigeria Customs Service seized 7.1 tonnes…

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Read more about the article A Spectre of Corruption – The “Shetani” Ivory Case
Boniface Mathew Malyango aks "Shetani Hana Huruma" (Kiswahili for The Devil without Mercy) in police custody, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Courtesy Netflix "The Ivory Game")

A Spectre of Corruption – The “Shetani” Ivory Case

The ivory trafficking case of "Shetani", profiled in documentary "The Ivory Game" was likely corrupted. It began as a whisper.  An ambiguous and innocuous headline, "Court Acquits Two Once Jailed…

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Read more about the article Elephant Poaching is not decreasing in most of Africa
8.8 Tonne ivory and 11.9 tonne pangolin scale seizure at Singapore July 2019

Elephant Poaching is not decreasing in most of Africa

Press Release: Elephant Poaching is not decreasing in most of Africa Forwarded from Journal of African Elephants Kasane, Botswana – New research led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) reveals that poaching…

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Read more about the article Chinese National awaits rhino horn trafficking decision in Malawi Courts
Lin Yun Yun aka Li Hao Yuan aka Yun Hua Lin (courtesy EIA)

Chinese National awaits rhino horn trafficking decision in Malawi Courts

Ivory/Rhino Horn Trafficker Lin Yun Hua still before Malawi Court Final witness testifies against Chinese in Malawi wildlife crime case Editor's Synopsis:In December 2017, Chinese national, Lin Yun Hua @…

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