BENIN: Two Traffickers Arrested In Djougou

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Two traffickers of wildlife objects were arrested on November 30, 2017 in the commune of Djougou, Benin. These two individuals were caught in the act of illegally selling elephant tusk objects, a species fully protected by Law No. 2002-16 of October 18, 2004, on the wildlife regime in the Republic of Benin.

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The alleged traffickers were arrested by members of the Central Commissariat of Djougou and those of the Forestry Inspectorate.

According to the provisions of Article 154 of the Wildlife Act of the Republic of Benin, poachers are liable to a fine of CFAF 300,000 to 800,000, and / or imprisonment from six months to five years.

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This new arrest revives the issue of the protection of wildlife and the threat to elephant survival in the parks of Pendjari and W.

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