Levenement Precis
June 30, 2019

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The fight against wildlife crime is being steadily pursued in Benin. On
Thursday 27 June, a mixed team composed of officers from the Kandi Park W
Directorate and elements of the Republican Police from the central police
station of the same locality, supported by the Wildlife Law Enforcement
Support Program and the flora (Aalf-Benin), got their hands on two alleged
traffickers having in their possession, two ivory tusks, in an arrest that
still testifies to the government’s commitment to work so that Benin is not
a recognized platform in the marketing of wildlife products.

The justice system that firmly accompanies the fight against wildlife crime
in Benin, fully plays its part to discourage the actors of this trade in
wildlife products in Benin. With regard to Law No. 2002-16 of 18 October
2004 on the Fauna regime in the Republic of Benin and its implementing
text, “No one has the right to import, export, re-export or market wild
animals or their trophies and remains outside the permitted cases”.

International conventions such as Cites, also prohibits trade in trophies
from fully protected species such as elephants. These alleged traffickers
are liable to pay a fine ranging from 300,000 to 800,000 FCFA and / or
imprisonment for 6 months to 5 years as soon as their guilt is proven.
International conventions such as Cites, also prohibits trade in trophies
from fully protected species such as elephants. These alleged traffickers
are liable to pay a fine ranging from 300,000 to 800,000 FCFA and / or
imprisonment for 6 months to 5 years as soon as their guilt is proven.

International conventions such as Cites, also prohibits trade in trophies
from fully protected species such as elephants. These alleged traffickers
are liable to pay a fine ranging from 300,000 to 800,000 FCFA and / or
imprisonment for 6 months to 5 years as soon as their guilt is proven.