Category Archives: Wildlife Conservation

Did China’s President Smuggle Ivory From Tanzania

Ivory Traders 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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania Renews Call For International Ban On All Ivory, Rhino Horn

Tanzania’s Endangered Communities Linked To 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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania March For Elephants and Rhinos

World Animal Day Next Week 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 … Continue reading

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Tour Operators In Tanzania Declare National Disaster Over Wildlife Poaching

Elephant Herd Decimated Since 2009 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 … Continue reading

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Court Says Highway Across Serengeti National Park Unlawful

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Foundation Buys Helicopter For Tanzania To Fight Wildlife Poaching

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 … Continue reading

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Elephant Gone From Tanzania Within 5-7 Years

Poachers Killing Tanzania’s Tourism Industry For Ivory 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, … Continue reading

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Emergency Elephant Summit In Tanzania Friday

Elephant Extinction Just A Few Years Away Without Cease Fire Organised 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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania President Says Poaching Boom Threatens Elephant Survival

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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Deforestation Rate Double Global Average

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. … Continue reading

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