In Democratic Republic Congo, the law 14/003 of 2014 on nature conservation stipulates clearly that any person who kills, injures, captures or possesses a specimen of a species of wildlife is a crime punishable by jail term and a fine yet, wildlife trafficking continue s to be of unimaginable magnitude and proportions over time. That being said, the DRC is now in a more critical situation than other countries in the Central Africa sub region. TRAFFIC's report on ETIS at CITES COP 16 analyzes the countries with the most illegal trade problems and aggregates countries from 1 to 12, starting with countries that are more problematic. In this report, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is placed in Group 5, and is identified, alongside Nigeria, as one of the two most problematic African countries in terms of illegal trade in.humans, ivory and other protected wildlife and plants species. The industrial-scale killing, poaching and selling of wild species, year after year, will inevitably lead in the near future to the extinction of a record number of fauna and flora species. Greed, corruption and impunity are some of the root causes of wildlife trafficking and thus, using law enforcement has proved to be an effective way of winning this scourge! “Kinshasa alone consumes 60 000 tonnes of bushmeat each year” “Wildlife trafficking is the fourth paying crime in the world”
Over a 100 wildlife cases investigated, more than 50 arrests, six cases in court, three convictions in three years.
Bank: Trust Merchant Bank S.A Branch: TMB-UPN Bank Phone: +243817101891 Account Holder: Conserv congo ASBL Account Number : 00017-11016-66032510001- 53 Animals rescue Currency: USD Swift Code : TRMSCD3L Adresse: 1223, avenue Lumumba, Lubumbashi, R.D Congo E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 08, 2019 By AFRICANEWS
Cinq mois d’emprisonnement ferme et le d’un montant total de 5 000 dollars de dommage et intérêt, telle est la sentence que le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Kinshasa-Gombe a réservé au trio Blanchard Bukaka, Kimona Nganu et Giresse Kiala, tous arrêtés, dans des incidents séparés. Le jugement a été rendu le vendredi 05 juillet à Kinshasa.
January 18, 2019 By France24
Poaching and trafficking in the Democratic Republic of Congo have pushed many species, including gorillas, bonobos, elephants, leopards and pangolins, to near extinction. A group of committed volunteers and activists working with the Congolese NGO Conserv Congo investigate the networks that traffic animals and sometimes even confront hunters and traffickers in the hope of bringing them before justice.!