Tag Archives: poaching

Mpanda District Magistrate Court Jails Two For Poaching

Two people have been sentenced 20 years of jail term each by Mpanda District magistrate court for poaching conviction. Rashind Ramadhani and Geofrey Mabuga are the residents of Mpanda district and are found guilty of illegally processing ivory tusks worth Sh48 million. According to District Magistrate Chigana Ntengwa the two are accused of violating section 57 (1) of the Economic ...

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Drones Will Be Deployed To Keep Elephants Safe From Poachers

Anti-poaching has become the main focus for the new government and in the new initiative it is reported drones too will be used in Tarangire National Park, the custodian of all sixteen parks in Tanzania. A trial deployment of the drone was successful over Mkomanzi National Park and with this the Ministry of Tourism has now given a nod to ...

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Paramilitary Force To Fight Against Poaching

The Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) has requested the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism to operate from the current civilian system to paramilitary for getting lasting solution to poaching. According to Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Natural Resources, the change is valid due to the prevailing problem of poaching. The PS was speaking at the climax of ...

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Government Urges Destroying Tusks Warehouse To Stop Elephant Poaching

In a new move to save the elephants the government of Tanzania has urged to destroy the warehouse in Dar es Salaam that is used for keeping tusks. Coordinator of Okoa Tembo Tanzania campaign, Shubert Mwarabu, said to the press the new measure by the government will help in finishing the ongoing illegal trade of election tusks. Mwarabu added the ...

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Tanzania Working On New Strategy, Force To Combat Elephant Poaching

Poaching is one of the greatest problems in Tanzania and the new government has announced to be working on a new security strategy to curb it and other crimes against wildlife whether it is within the protected areas or outside those. According to the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Jumanne Maghembe, the upcoming strategy to involve training of special ...

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Tanzania Arrests “The Devil” Of Elephant Poaching

There’s now a bit of more safety to Tanzanian elephants. The authorities have managed the long-wanted poacher nicknamed as “The Devil.” Also nicknamed as Shetani, the 45-year-old Boniface Matthew Mariango is reported to have been managing about fifteen criminal poaching as well as ivory-trafficking syndicates. Prior to the recent capture, Mariango managed evading several efforts of the authorities. He got ...

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Tanzania, Kenya To Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking Together – Bilateral Talks

Kenya and Tanzania will now be fighting together against poaching, drug trafficking and terrorism. A bilateral talk at the State House in Nairobi the president of both the countries have agreed on scaling up cooperation. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete also forged closer ties in the meeting in trade and economic development. Tanzanian president said both ...

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