Sabahi (Washington, DC)

21 January 2013

Tanzania to Establish Wildlife Authority

Tanzania's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism plans to establish a state-owned wildlife authority by November, Tanzania's The Guardian reported Monday (January 21st).

In addition to other duties, the authority will assist the government in its ongoing anti-poaching efforts across the country, said Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism Lazaro Nyalandu.

A task force set up to determine the appropriate operation of the authority has already begun work, and visited the Tanzania National Parks Authority and the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority to learn how they operate. The task force is expected to determine an operational structure for the authority by September.

The authority is also expected to increase revenues from Tanzania's forests, national parks and game reserves.

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