Tanzania Minister Calls for Tougher Poaching Laws

In the face of an operation that has unearthed millions worth of product of illicit hunting, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hamis Kagasheki has urged the government to consider increasing jail time to up to 60 years for poaching.

  • Tanzania:  More Jail Time for Poachers - Minister

    Tanzania Daily News, 19 November 2012

    GOVERNMENT trophies worth 618.4m/- were seized at Tunduru, Ruvuma Region, in an on-going operation by a special joint task force formed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and ... read more »

The Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki

  • Tanzania:  Kagasheki Confirms Ivory Tusks Shipped From Dar es Salaam

    Tanzania Daily News, 18 November 2012

    THE government has confirmed that 500 pieces of ivory tusks seized in Hong Kong on Friday originated from the Dar es Salaam Port. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Govt Probes Ivory Seized in China

    Tanzania Daily News, 1 November 2012

    THE government is investigating reports that a container full of ivory from Tanzania has been impounded in Hong Kong, China, the Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Police Impound Tusks Worth Sh2.1 Billion

    Tanzania Daily News, 30 October 2012

    POLICE in Dar es Salaam have arrested two Kenyans and a Tanzanian in unlawful possession of 214 elephant tusks and five bones of the mammal worth 2.1bn/- at Kimara Stop Over area ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Fight Against Illegal Ivory Trade Needs Collective Efforts (editorial)

    Tanzania Daily News, 31 October 2012

    ILLEGAL trade in ivory is apparently a huge, lucrative and extremely intricate venture. In a little less than two weeks police in Tanzania and Hong Kong have seized elephant tusks ... read more »

Dar es Salaam Special Police Zone Commander Suleiman Kova shows some of the 214 elephant tusks impounded by police.

The elephant in Tanzania is rapidly becoming an endangered specie.

  • Tanzania:  Suspected Poacher Caught With Gun Inside Flowing Robes

    Arusha Times, 8 September 2012

    Three more suspected poachers in Tarangire National Park have been arrested with firearms they allegedly used to kill wild animals, police in Babati reported last week. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Poachers Are a Menace, Eliminate Them Now (editorial)

    Tanzania Daily News, 13 August 2012

    THERE was a shocking revelation in the National Assembly at the weekend that poachers kill 30 elephants in national parks in a single day. This is unbelievable and yet it is ... read more »

InFocus