Breaking news! Three traffickers who captured our beloved Ingende (pictured here) have been sentenced to 5 months in prison and fined US $5,000. The traffickers were found to be in possession of 2 bonobo skulls, 11 hands, a civet pelt, and a baby bonobo they were planning to sell on the illegal wildlife market.
Wildlife trafficking is one of the biggest threats to bonobos and conservation as a whole in the DR Congo.
According to news reports from the DR Congo, this is the first time the legal system has imposed criminal penalties in a case of wildlife trafficking!
But it doesn't stop here- director of NGO
Adams Cassinga has declared: