The Civil Guard detains or investigates 203 people and apprehends more than 2,000 specimens of protected fauna species
Among the specimens seized include tusks of African elephant ivory, shells of hawksbill turtle or skins of boreal lynx and ocelot
Pioneering in Spain, the technique of dating antiquity through Carbon 14, a key element in the investigation of the illicit trade in ivory, has been used.
The Civil Guard, in the framework of the operation "Celacanto", has detained or investigated 203 people for illegal trafficking of protected species and for crimes related to non-compliance with the CITES Convention and the contraband or document falsification regulations. In addition, 2,296 specimens from 70 protected fauna species have been apprehended.