• Spread the word

Conviction of Feisal Mohammed Ali

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
  • Nairobi
Feisal Ali Mohammed in Courtroom

Feisal Ali Mohammed in Courtroom

The African Wildlife Foundation is elated with the landmark court ruling in which Feisal Mohammed Ali, the godfather of illegal ivory trade was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

The ruling in the country’s largest ivory trafficking case signifies Kenya’s commitment in dealing firmly with all forms of transnational organized crimes through enacting strict and punitive legislation for wildlife crime prosecution regardless of the party, status, nationality or relationship of criminals involved. It is an affirmation of African nations in implementing moratoriums on the ivory trade that send unambiguous messages about trade during the poaching crisis and an audible African voice for saving the continent’s iconic species from imminent extinction.

“Kenya is moving toward a zero tolerance approach to wildlife crime and has stepped up anti-poaching efforts by the Kenya Wildlife Service and its conservation partners to reduce elephant poaching over the past several years, ” said Kaddu Sebunya, President of the African Wildlife Foundation. Mr. Sebunya added that strengthening legal mechanisms that ensure zero-tolerance to wildlife poaching and trafficking will ensure African elephants endure forever.

The verdict comes hot on the heels of the just concluded Regional Wildlife Prosecutorial and Judicial Conference held at the African Wildlife Foundation. The conference convened wildlife crime prosecutors, wildlife crime investigators, wildlife management officers and judicial officers from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania whose theme was ‘Combatting Transnational Wildlife Crime in Eastern Africa.

  • Spread the word
Photo of a herd of African elephants.
Stop U.S. budget cuts that endanger Africa's wildlife

President Trump's proposed budget cuts vital funding for programs that protect some of the world's most vulnerable species and ecosystems.

> Add your name

General Inquiries

1100 New Jersey Ave SE, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20003, USA

Media Inquiries

General Media Inquiries

Denis Galava
Director, Media Relations & Advocacy
Tel +254 720 947612

United States, Europe
Christine Maxfield
Media Relations Manager
Tel +1 202 991 7501

Grace Wairima
Senior Communications & Advocacy Officer
Tel +254 722 890551

Additional Information