Category Archives: Endangered Species

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania

Wayne Lotter had received numerous death threats while battling international ivory-trafficking networks Wayne Lotter, founding member of the PAMS conservation NGO. Photograph: Krissie Clark/PAMS Foundation. The head of an animal conservation NGO who had received numerous death threats has been … Continue reading

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The State Of Tanzania’s Forests

Assessment Reveals Urgency To Defend Tanzania’s Forests Several isolated patches of mountain forests support some of Tanzania’s most species-rich areas of extreme conservation concern. The Eastern Arc Mountains is a chain of 13 separate blocks formed on crystalline bedrock that … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s President Renews Call To Conserve Elephants

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 … Continue reading

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China Widens Ban On Ivory

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 … Continue reading

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