Govt Records Roaring Success in Curbing Poaching in Tanzania
Elephants and rhinos population numbers are up thanks to robust anti-poaching measures by the government, including the 2016 anti-poaching training given to the country's park and game reserve rangers. The country also partnered with NGOs such as the Grumeti Fund to rescue more than 1,000 wild animals in the Serengeti ecosystem. The icing on the cake was the 2019 sentencing of Yang Fenglan, nicknamed the "Ivory Queen" who was accused of operating one of Africa's biggest ivory smuggling rings, responsible for smuggling U.S.$2.5 million worth of tusks from 400 elephants.
An official in the anti-poaching unit in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has said that a report on the elephant population has found that the number killed by ... Read more »
Elephant poaching is a huge problem in Tanzania, the government has over the years made efforts to reduce it and now a new study by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute has ... Read more »
The aerial wildlife census was conducted between October and November 2018 covering 27 wildlife species in the Selous-Mikumi ecosystem. The report indicates that elephants have ... Read more »