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.

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