Category: Wildlife Conservation

global warming and climate change Tanzania

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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rhino conservation Tanzania

Extinction Is Forever In a move to recognize the role of the father of nation in conservation drive, local stakeholders have rescheduled their annual march for elephants and rhinos to coincide with the Nyerere day. Tanzania Association of Tour operators (TATO) has been organizing international march for elephants and rhinos in Arusha to commemorate the […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

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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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Not A Sustainable Path For East Africa East African Court of Justice Arusha, 23 June 2014: The first Instance Division on 20 June 2014, as it concluded the session which begun in May 2014, declared that the initial proposed action by the United Republic of Tanzania to construct a highway road across Serengeti National Park […]

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rhino conservation Tanzania

Buffet Family Helps Defend Tanzania’s Wildlife The Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has taken delivery of an R44 helicopter from the Howard Buffet Foundation to provide aerial support for combating the escalating poaching in its game reserves. The donation comes amid an outcry from the government and international conservation groups that last month warned […]

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ivory smuggling Tanzania

Elephant Extinction Just A Few Years Away Organized by the Government of Tanzania in collaboration with the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) of the United States of America and the United Nations Development Programme, the summit is expected to attract national and international stakeholders in conservation of wildlife. Poaching for wildlife parts and meat for […]

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climate change Tanzania

Reforestation Critical To Ecosystems At 1.1 percent, Tanzania’s average annual deforestation rate is more than twice the global average of 0.5 percent.  To mitigate the destruction in their region, Mamba villagers in Moshi Municipality have planted over 4,000 indigenous trees. Speaking on Tuesday, the Acting Moshi District Commissioner Novatus Makunga called on other regions in […]

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ivory smuggling Tanzania

Ivory Lures Blood Money “The word ‘ivory’ rang in the air, was whispered, was sighed. You would think they were praying to it.” — Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness. Conrad wrote more than a century ago, when there were no laws against shooting elephants. If anything, today’s restrictions on the ivory trade have only increased […]

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rhino conservation Tanzania

Forest, Wildlife Conservation Critical To Tanzania’s Future The first President of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, recognized the integral part that wildlife plays in the country. In September 1961, at a symposium on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, he gave a speech that has become known as the Arusha Manifesto. The statement resonates […]

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