Category: Wildlife Conservation

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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rhino conservation Tanzania

Arusha Manifesto In Action ANAPA park warden Neema Mollel said that the initiative to involve local people who are living around the park was introduced a few years ago and has now started bearing fruit. She said that the park which is very close to northern Tanzania’ s tourist hub of Arusha remained one of the […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Wildlife Conservation Critical To Tanzania Tourism Tanzania’s tourism revenues could increase fourfold in the next 10 years and also create more jobs, this is according to the World Bank. The industry could generate 16 billion US dollars by 2025 up from 4.48 billion US dollars, the bank revealed in its report, ‘Unlocking the Potential of […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Honey Provides Food, Income To Tanzanians Misenyi District Council chairman Wiliam Katunzi, has appealed to agricultural and livestock extension officers in the district to sensitise people on the economic potential of beekeeping. He highlighted that a farmer can pocket between 200,000/- and 250,000/- from a well managed bee hive. “People have no reason to complain. […]

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