Founded in 2011, WARA Conservation, which means "fawn" in the Malinke dialect, is a French association created with the aim of safeguarding tropical biodiversity, especially big cats and their natural habitats, and to fight against poaching and smuggling. wildlife. WARA also aims to encourage long-term solutions for man-wildlife conflict management and to educate a wide audience about the threats to biodiversity.
WARA Conservation also exists in Guinea and Senegal where it implements its projects. Between 2009 and 2012, through various conservation and anti-poaching projects, WARA conducts the first survey of wildlife trafficking in Guinea and finds very disturbing levels of illegal trade in feline skins, live animals, wildlife ivory of elephants and other wildlife products.
In early 2012, WARA takes a more active orientation to combat wildlife crime and initiates the first arrests of wildlife traffickers in Guinea by ensuring the launch and implementation of the GALF Project (Guinea-Fauna Law Enforcement) now renamed EAGLE- Guinea, a replication of the EAGLE model.
Then in 2013, WARA launched the same project in Senegal, EAGLE-Senegal and initiated the first arrests of traffickers in the country.
To date, more than a hundred traffickers have been arrested and sentenced in these two countries thanks to the actions of WARA.
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