The plaintiff is American Pelagic, a company whose President and sole shareholder, purchased a large boat, the Atlantic Star, in 1996 to transform it into a massive fishing vessel. In 1997, NMFS issued both a valid Atlantic mackerel permit and a Northeast Multispecies fish permit to the vessel.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs GUIATIN Didier, FOUMANE Simplice, MENGATTA Frank, CHINGO Zacharie & TAKONGUE Merlin
On the 10 July 2013, the conservation service of the Dja Biosphere reserve effected a targeted anti-poaching patrol during which one the accused persons, Guiatin Didier was arrested leaving the Mengame Wildlife reserve. He admitted hunting in the said protected area in collaboration with Mengatta Franck and Foumane Simplice.
On January 17 2015, the head of the South Antenna of the Dja Biosphere reserve received reliable information on trafficking of trophies of totally protected species in the town of Djoum, South Region at an inn called “auberge Jeannete”.
On May 30 2014, Ecogardes of the conservation service of Dja effected an anti-poaching patrol and found the accused, Obam Obam Marcelin in a forest located in NKOLADENFACK, South Region. He was cooking and after a systematic search was carried out, a hunting gun and ammunitions and some elephant meat were found.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs MAH MVOMO Jean Paul & PEKASSA PEPOUERE ADAMOU
On the breaking night of 12 December 2017 the conservation service of Dja Biosphere reserve received reliable information on huge quantities of ivories bound for the Djoum-Oveng highway. The service dispatched a team for the said highway and alerted all wildlife control posts.The team successfully located the vehicle in the Minko’o village.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs MOULEYA RACHIE, EYE’E Simon, KAKAM Felix & MENDO Jean Paul
On September 1st 2016, the accused Kakam Félix organized large scale hunting for elephant poaching. To accomplish this objective, he organized a team constituting the other accused persons with each having specific role to carry out. They killed two elephants and collected 4 Ivory tusks weighing 19kg.
On the 18 July 2015, the conservation service team of the Dja Biosphere reserve arrested the accused, Ondoua Jean Paul & Boulana Patrice in Nkan village, South region. Ondoua invited Boulana to the market on that day for them to sell the leopard skin. On returning, they were arrested by Ecogardes.
In September 2015, the Sub-divisional officer of Salapoumbe arrested the accused, Sammisio Julien at Carrefour SE, Salapoumbe located in the East Region following information received by the said officer about his activities with a renowned poacher called Souka to whom the accused had given some money to carry out poaching activities.