LWC receives prestigious wildlife conservation award

We are thrilled to announce that the Limbe Wildlife Centre has been named as a 2019 recipient of the Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award. The announcement was made on 21 August at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Geneva.

The Animal Welfare Institute presents this prestigious award to individuals, organisations and agencies that have demonstrated excellence in combating wildlife crime.  Overall, wildlife law enforcement champions were recognised from 10 countries. The full list of those recognised can be read here: https://awionline.org/press-releases/wildlife-law-enforcement-leaders-honored-cites

Guillaume Le Flohic, LWC Manager and Pandrillus Cameroon Country Director says:

“We are so proud and honoured to receive this award. It is the result and a great celebration of the collaborative efforts made by Pandrillus and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) over the last 26 years. In order to make a real impact on wildlife, long-term commitment and effective on the ground management are critical. There are still many challenges ahead of us if we are to ensure a future for Cameroon’s exceptional wildlife. But together, with the right partners and with real political will, we can make a true difference.”

We would also like to acknowledge and thank all the LWC staff both past and present, MINFOF officials, and individuals and institutional donors who support our mission to conserve Cameroon’s unique wildlife. Specifically we would like to thank our long-term and committed partners without whom we could not continue our essential work. This includes:

Pro Wildlife e.V., International Primate Protection League, Fondation Brigitte Bardot, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Born Free Foundation, Rettet den Drill e.V. Proyecto Gran Simio, Givskud Zootopia, Children of Conservation, Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens and many others.

Further links:

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/347940-nigerian-11-others-honoured-for-combatting-wildlife-crime.html

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2019/08/22/wildlife-law-enforcement-leaders-honoured-at-cites/

We are completely reliant on donations to continue our crucial work to protect and conserve Cameroon’s wildlife. Every donation makes a difference. If you can, please donate today! 
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