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Africa in biggest ever crackdown on wildlife crime

A tonne of ivory and 57 suspects have been netted in an operation billed Africa
A tonne of ivory and 57 suspects have been netted in an operation billed Africa's largest-ever against wildlife crime


2008-11-17 - Nairobi, Kenya
A tonne of ivory items and 57 suspects were netted in a four-month operation billed Africa's largest-ever crackdown on wildlife crime, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said Monday. The crackdown -- code-named Operation Baba -- also seized cheetah, leopard, serval cat and python skins as well as hippo teeth at several markets, airports and border crossings in Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. "All the participating countries simultaneously struck at the illegal domestic markets ...



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