African elephant numbers have fallen dramatically as a result of poaching and other factors, such as habitat fragmentation or loss.
The Pangolin, quite possibly one of the strangest and most unique animals in the world, is on the verge of extinction.
The operation seized thousands of animals and identified around 1,400 people suspected of related criminal activity.
The radiated tortoise is a popular pet in Asia, and some smuggle them out of Madagascar to meet demand.
He reportedly has run his illegal business for more than a decade.
One account said this was the worst animal welfare violation she'd ever seen.
Wildlife trafficking continues to affect the elephants, giraffes, buffalo and antelope in Garamba.