Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

When we worked together during our investigations into the illegal ape trade in 2017 one of your investigative journalists obtained a letter based on my original leads to parties in the UAE and a wildlife dealer based in Namibia. The letter was signed by Dr Cosma Wilungula, the Director General of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN). This letter offered up for illegal sale and export from the DRC critically endangered great apes such as gorillas for US$250,000 each. Will you now disclose or/and hand to international enforcement authorities this key piece of evidence that could greatly assist in the fight against the global illegal ape trade and, if not, why not? Further, as approximately 75% of your income comes from UK TV license payers', given that you spent thousands of pounds on the above investigation, resulting in a wide range of additional facts and evidence pinpointing key players in the illegal wildlife trade, after originally stating that the story would run in November last year, why was it shelved? Does it amount to covering up criminal and corrupt acts?

Yours faithfully,
Karl Ammann

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Karl,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 27/01/19. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20190156.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Karl,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20190156.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

[1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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