Combatting wildlife trafficking is a key piece to protecting the environment that is so important to the Republic of Congo. The United States is proud to work alongside the Republic of Congo in achieving that goal. On August 24, the Embassy welcomed a Congolese delegation, including officers from the gendarmerie and the police, and a Congolese forestry technician from Parc Nouabalé-Ndoki, who will travel to Gaborone, Botswana, to take part in a symposium August 28 – September 1 at the U.S.-supported International Law Enforcement Academy. The program includes intensive training on the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking, including classroom training and site visits. The participants will acquire essential skills and knowledge critical to improving their ability to combat wildlife trafficking in the Republic of Congo.