|Grantee||Wildlife Direct ↗|
Following the arrest of Feisal Ali Mohammed in December 2014, ECF partner, WildlifeDirect, played a key role in bolstering Feisal’s prosecution, despite massive bribery attempts, interference in the court’s activities, and personal threats. They attended all court hearings with a video cameraman to ensure that due process was followed and recorded. On July 22, 2016, this finally resulted in a 20-year jail sentence (currently being appealed). The case, a key test for the nation’s reformed wildlife laws, sends a strong message to those still involved in ivory trafficking.