Op Papaya rescues endangered crocs in Liberia

The Special Wildlife Investigative Unit (SWIU) in Monrovia, Liberia, continues to make strides in combatting illegal wildlife trade. In a recent successful operation called Operation Papaya, SWIU acted as undercover buyers to apprehend a wildlife trafficker attempting to sell live endangered dwarf crocodiles. With support from NGO’s and law enforcement partners, the operation resulted in the arrest of the trafficker and the seizure of two live crocodiles. Currently under the watchful care of a local wildlife sanctuary, these crocodiles are receiving the necessary attention to rehabilitate them. The ultimate goal is to release them back into their natural habitat, underscoring the importance of dedicated efforts to preserve and protect endangered species.

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