The DGNP detected traffic of land iguanas
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The DGNP detected traffic of land iguanas

A German citizen was detained at the airport of Baltra following the detection of four iguanas of the Galapagos sheathed inside your luggage.

Ranger of the Galapagos National Park Service (DGNP) detected a suspicious package during the inspection of cargo and baggage, with the x-ray machine at the airport of Baltra. With the assistance of a Dog and a Police Officer and Park Ranger in the presence of the owner of the luggage, a German citizen, was open and inside they found the first two living land iguanas.

This occurred at noon on Sunday and after determination of reptiles, species Conoluphus subcristatus, Park rangers Control and Surveillance Island sought the help of the Environmental Police to stop the German tourist Dirk Bender.

With the help of Kevin a dog, the police, were also detected two more iguanas, which like the first were in cloth bags. The tourist is being held at the Environmental Police Unit and the iguanas were moved to the Galapagos National Park Service, for the respective review by a veterinarian.

The species Conoluphus subcristatus is within the vulnerable category of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources), due to a significant reduction or fragmentation of the population. They are also in Appendix II of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), which are not currently threatened species, but this pace could be soon. In 1975, Ecuador ratified the agreement signed by more than 160 countries. Only 37 species inhabit Galapagos included in the CITES appendices.

The DGNP began legal action for detainees to be tried by this flagrant offense punishable under Artikel of Section 437F and section B of the Criminal Code, who hunt, capture, collect, remove or markets, species of flora or fauna that are legally protected contravention of the laws and regulations on the subject, shall be punished with imprisonment of one to three years. Literal b) The act is committed against endangered species.
After the hearing the judge flagrantly criminal Galapagos ruled the detention of the offender for this environmental crime.

According to Fiji Times online newspaper, Dirk Bender was arrested and sentenced guilty in December last year to export a protected species of Fiji crested iguana in gestation, which shows that the German citizen is a repeat offender in these crimes.

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picture: Galapagos land Iguana (Conoluphus subcristatus)

Prepared by Public Relations Process Galapagos National Park
For more information, email as at: info@dpng.gob.ec
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domme mensen die dieren in hun baggage stoppen ...arme diertjes
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#3
Ter aanvulling uit de Fiji Times.


Smuggler says sorry

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Dirk Bender, right, outside the Lautoka magistrates court. Picture:BALJEET SINGH+ Enlarge this image

Dirk Bender, right, outside the Lautoka magistrates court. Picture:BALJEET SINGH

THIRTY-ONE year old German national Dirk Bender pleaded guilty to one count of exporting an endangered and protected species without a permit while appearing at the Lautoka Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon.

A first of its kind for Fiji, Mr Bender admitted to attempting to smuggle a pregnant Fiji Crested Iguana in a black knapsack on to Air Pacific flight FJ391 bound for Hong Kong.

In court yesterday, Assistant Superintendent of Police divisional prosecuting officer West SSP Anil Prasad revealed the summary of facts to Magistrate Sujeewa Nishsharka.

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The court heard that on December 3 at around 8am at the Nadi International Airport, while checking into his flight for Hong Kong, a service agent was alerted by an advisory when Mr Bender's passport was swiped into the flight check in system.

Upon alerting her superiors of the advisory against Mr Bender, the service agent then asked if he was carrying any dangerous goods in his knapsack to which he said no.

After a quick search of his knapsack, Mr Bender was then handed his boarding pass for flight FJ391.

He then proceeded to international departures and cleared by security officers and then by the Immigration Primary line resulting in his passport being stamped.

However, he was stopped minutes after crossing the primary line by an immigration officer who was alerted by border police officers that the accused was suspected of smuggling a local iguana out of the country.

The officer then asked Mr Bender if he was carrying any plant or animal in his bag, to which the German replied no.

However, the immigration officer advised Mr Berger that she had reasons to believe that he was carrying something in his bag and for that he had to check his luggage. Mr Berger agreed to the check.

The court then heard that upon searching his black knapsack, the immigration officer found a live Crested Fiji Iguana packed inside a small black carry bag wrapped in a white wet cloth.

Mr Berger was then arrested and handed over to the border police.

While in police custody, Mr Berger was questioned and admitted that he had no permit to export the iguana out of Fiji.

He further stated that on November 28 this year, police had seized eight live iguanas from his hotel room and that the iguana was from the same lot that was taken by state officers.

He also admitted that he bought the iguanas from a Fijian man.

He said one iguana was left behind by the police and he kept it with him but forgot that he had it in his bag when he checked into the Nadi Airport.

Upon mitigation, Mr Berger said he was sorry and that he would never do it again.

He added he was willing to pay any fine that the court would impose on him.

Under the Endangered and Protected Species Act 2002, a person who contravenes the Act is liable to on conviction in the case of a first offence to a fine of $20,000.

Mr Berger will be remanded at the Natabua prison before his sentencing this afternoon.
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Die gozer moet gewoon geen paspoort meer krijgen en lekker in Duitsland blijven. Geen reis bevoegdheid meer geven. Ik snap ook niet waar hij het lef vandaan haalt en stel voor hem in een nat kleed te rollen en vervolgens in een koffer te proppen voor een 40 jaar.:dk:

Ik heb hier een groen leguaantje vorig jaar van diergaarde Blijdorp gekregen en deze is dus ook meegenomen in een koffer vanaf Curaçao en onder gebracht bij Blijdorp. Het diertje had een lichaamslengte van een baby en de staart was er voor meer als de helft af. Op 1 of andere manier wil hij maar heel langzaam groeien ondanks de goede zorgen.
Hij is door Blijdorp en ons al meerdere keren onderzocht op parasieten etc. maar niets is te vinden. We vermoeden dat de impact op dit soort situaties zo groot is dat het zich daarna heel slecht ontwikkel en in een soort trauma/stress situatie blijf zitten.
Iguana I. Red 120 | Iguana I. Blue 210 (Axanthic) | Iguana I. Green 0:0:1 | Hydrosaurus Pustulatus 111
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Hier nog een paar binnengekomen foto's, met onder andere de hond welke getrained is om dieren op te sporen.

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#6
Niet te geloven dit...zeer triest...!!
Rustig aan,

Groetjes Gossé.
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#7
Nek schot geven!
Groeten uit Brabant jonghu!!
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#8
Zo erg dit!!Angry
Mensen die wat voor dieren dan ook op zulke manieren smokkelen gewoon ophangen...
af en toe wat lucht geven en dan terug hangen...!!
net als wat ze met de beesten doen...
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Vaker van dit soort beelden/foto's gezien. het komt dan ook nog wel eens voor dat mensen kameleons of andere dieren (reptielen) aan hun lichaam plakken met tape, om ze mee te smokkelen en ze vervolgens te gaan verkopen. Hoe ziek moet je zijn om een dier dit aan te doen. Geef me een paar maandjes deze mensen en je zult zien dat ze genezen zijn hahah....

@Roland, stress is inderdaad een groot deel wat bij deze dieren speelt. Hun gezondheid heeft een flinke klap gehad. Het leguaantje wat jullie hebben heeft eigenlijk altijd in het wild geleefd en snapt er nu dus ook niks meer van. Je hoort vaker dat deze dieren erg klein blijven en niet al te groot worden. Hoe het zit met de leeftijd van deze dieren weet ik eigenlijk niet, met goeie verzorging zou je zeggen dat ze de normale leeftijd moeten bereiken maar of het gestel is aangetast door de soort van groeistoornis, en dit uiteindelijk een rol gaat spelen is dan de volgende vraag?






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