Category: Endangered Species

global warming and climate change Tanzania

Likely Targeted By Traffikers Wayne Lotter had received numerous death threats while battling international ivory-trafficking networks. The head of an animal conservation NGO who had received numerous death threats has been shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania. Wayne Lotter, 51, was shot on Wednesday evening in the Masaki district of the city […]

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Poachers Killing Tanzania’s Tourism Industry Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania’s elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday. The two-day UN-backed conference, which opened Friday, aims to develop strategies to stem elephant poaching in Tanzania, a top safari destination […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Elephant Poaching Threatens Tanzania’s Future Tanzania may have lost half its elephant population since 2007. It could be wiped out entirely in another seven years. While inspecting the country’s seized ivory stockpile, Tanzanian President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli ordered law enforcement officials to crack down on elephant poaching and trafficking syndicates. “We are not going to […]

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ivory smuggling Tanzania

Poaching Threatens National Heritage, Future Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said his country’s elephant herds faced extinction following a wildlife poaching boom in east Africa’s second-largest economy. Kikwete said a new census at the Selous-Mikumi ecosystem, one of the country’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries, revealed the elephant population had plummeted to just 13,084 from 38,975 in 2009, representing […]

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All Countries Must Kill Ivory Markets China will widen a ban on ivory imports as it comes under pressure to restrict a trade which sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered every year, including hundreds across Tanzania. Imports of all ivory and ivory products acquired before 1975 will be banned until the end of the decade, the State […]

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Elephant Poacher Stopped By Task Force The law enforcement body responsible for the arrest of the “Queen of Ivory” earlier this month has officially arrested notorious elephant poacher Boniface Matthew Mariango, referred to by law enforcement officials as Shetani or The Devil, after a manhunt that lasted for over one year. “Shetani” was arrested by […]

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Fewer Than 44,000 Elephants In Tanzania By Paul Tyson, ITV News Tanzania today promised firm action against wildlife poachers who are turning part of the country into a “slaughterhouse” as new figures showed thousands of elephants have been lost in the past year alone. The figures released today show the east African country’s elephant population, […]

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Stealing Tanzania’s Heritage, Future A new report accuses members of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s entourage on a state trip to Tanzania last year of loading an official plane with illegal ivory. The report released Thursday by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a London-based international nonprofit, said members of the Chinese delegation bought so much ivory on […]

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rhino conservation Tanzania

Endangered Communities Depend On Endangered Species Tanzania is calling for an international ban on trading in ivory products in hopes of protecting its endangered species – including rhinos and elephants – from poachers. “Without putting an end to international trade in these products, the war against poaching will be futile,” Natural Resources and Tourism Minister […]

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Tanzania’s Elephant Herd Decimated A leading Arusha based tourism agency, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) is pushing the government to declare poaching a national disaster. The multi-billion-dollar tourism firms Chairman Willy Chambullo said mid this week in the region during the firms general meeting that the continued increase of illegal elephants and rhino killings […]

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