Category Archives: Wildlife Conservation

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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Tanzania’s Ecosystems Under Assault

Reforesting Kilimanjaro Region The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further into … 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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Most Wanted Ivory Trafficker In Tanzania Arrested

Elephant Poacher Arrested By Task Force In Tanzania 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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania Promises Action To Stop Elephant Poachers

Fewer Than 44,000 Elephants Left Across 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 … Continue reading

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Villagers Fight Wildlife Poaching In Northern Tanzania

Arusha Manifesto In Action For Wildlife Conservation 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 … Continue reading

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Deforestation Threatens Tanzania’s Future

Mellowswan Proposes National Reforestation Project For Tanzania Deforestation is a widespread problem around the world and across Eastern Africa. Rising demand for charcoal results in a loss of some 575,000 hectares annually for fuel wood just in Tanzania. Fires, illegal harvesting … Continue reading

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Tanzania Launches Tourism Campaign

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 … Continue reading

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