The Last Great Ape organization works in Cameroon assisting the authorities to capture and prosecute dealers in endangered wildlife species and their products, especially those trading in bushmeat and ivory.
By exposing previously unpublicised wildlife crime, LAGA highlights law enforcement as a deterrent to poachers, whilst educating the public about wildlife conservation. With activities ranging from undercover investigation, through arrests and prosecution, to media follow-up, LAGA’s comprehensive work-plan requires significant funds to maintain the high level of activity that it has achieved to date.
In October 2012, Ofir paid a rare visit to the UK Born Free offices to meet the Born Free staff. During his visit he took the time to sit down and film the below interview with Will Travers.
Some of the LAGA footage exposing illegal trade in wildlife currently viewable on You Tube.
Shocking image of a hand of a poached gorilla. Note the resemblance to a human hand. This is a seizure from a LAGA wildlife law enforcement operation against an ape dealer.The dealer was later prosecuted.
Successful LAGA ivory operation on a renowned dealer in Douala trading in illegal ivory.This is the second time the dealer has been caught with illegal ivory products in the Port of Douala.
More footage available here: