Home News Weather Finance Travel Maps Movies Lottery Horoscopes Games
 SECTION: POLICE OFFICERS, PRISONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT
Search The Web:
DOMAIN NAMES
AS LOW AS $2.99 / YR.
African Officials Make Poaching Arrests
Thursday, 20-Jan-2011 1:05PM United Press International
USTINET NEWS

  Front Page

  Top Stories

  U.S.

  World

  Politics

  Business

  Sports

  Health

  Tech/Science

  Living/Entertainment

  Off Beat Stories

  News Photos

  Weather


Special Editions

  Iraq & Conflict

  Israel/Palestine

  Crimes & Laws


MultiMedia

   Interactive Features

  News Photos



LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in Gabon say they have seized a massive cache of ape parts and leopard skins in an ongoing campaign against illegal poaching and trafficking.

SAVE MONEY ON TRAVEL DEALS

Law enforcement officials in the central African country say five men have been arrested on charges of illegally possessing animal products including those of endangered species, a World Wildlife Fund release said Thursday.

The raids, conducted by the country's Water and Forest and Defense ministries, confiscated the head and hands of an endangered gorilla, along with 12 chimpanzee heads and 30 chimpanzee hands.

The skins of 12 leopards, a portion of lion skin, snake skins and five elephant tails were also discovered.

"The problem of illegal wildlife poaching and trade is not specific to Gabon; such specialized dealers exist throughout Western and Central Africa", Luc Mathot, founder of Conservation Justice, said.

"But these arrests demonstrate that stopping them is possible with effective law enforcement."

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Related News Topics:

Environment, pollution, endangered species
General science stories
Top science, technical and computer stories
Police officers, prisons, law enforcement
Gulf of Guinea states, Congo, Zaire
Miscellaneous science and technology stories
General science stories
Social issues
Miscellaneous social issues
News of the Middle East and Africa

 BREAKING STORIES

Super Bowl security ramped up

U.S. expands Canada border drone patrols

Top Obama YouTube questions: Legalize pot

Timber smuggling rife in Kashmir

Fla. investigates GOP House member

Embassies bomber given life in prison

Arizona federal courts declare emergency

Austin, Texas, to test police head cameras

African officials make poaching arrests

Loughner indicted in Giffords shooting

Family gets $8M for police-caused deaths

Illegal cigarettes in Canada on the rise

Denver 'Gladiator' cop faces lawsuit trial

Ukraine politician in fund misuse probe

Giffords smiles at husband

Neighbor: Tucson shooter family withdrew

No one happy in Fla. Chihuahua case

Police seek drones to fly over U.S.

Spain rejects ETA cease-fire proposal

U.K. sends bogus Somali refugee to prison

Home News Weather Finance Travel Maps Movies Lottery Horoscopes Games
Home :: My Page :: My WebMail :: My Calendar :: My Portfolio :: Chat :: Help Center :: Sign In :: Sign Out

MY.USTI.NET PORTAL  -  1996 - 2004 USTINET CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Please see our Privacy Policy, Security Guarantee, Terms of Use for additional information.