On 19th February, 2015 at Katavi Region, the accused person was arraigned and found in unlawful possession of Government trophies. Also found in unlawful possession of local muzzle gun. Then brought before the court to answer the charge. The accused was convicted.
On the 11th day of march 2015, at around 07.45 hours during city search in Mwanza, the accused was arrested for practicing as a traditional healer without being registered. She was further found in possession of 4 wildebeest tails, 1 piece of grey headed king fisher, two pieces of lion’s skin and one piece of duiker skin.
On 17th April, 2008 at Rukwa Lukwati Forest Reserve within Mpanda District the accused person was arraigned and found in unlawful possession of government trophies. Then brought before the court to answer a charge. The accused was convicted.
The petitioners are dealers and artisans in ivory who carry on the business and trade in ivory including the manufacture of articles derived from ivory lawfully imported into India prior to the ban. They imported part of the stock of mammoth ivory from Russia and part of it from Hong Kong for the purposes of the business.