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Ivory Wars: Tanzania Government Officially committed to fighting ivory and poaching

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Mr Edward Kishe, the acting director general of the Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa), is worried about the rampant poaching in his country and the image that other countries have about Tanzania’s anti-poaching efforts.  Last year alone at least 10 tons of Ivory were seized in Far East that had originated in Tanzania, as well as 70 species of live reptiles.  The Tanzanian government says that they are committed to increasing their law enforcement agencies as well as their cooperation with other governments on curbing the poaching that is occurring in their country.  The Lusaka Agreement task force, that was formed in 1994, is an organization that fights cross border illegal trade in flora and fauna; one of its founding members is Tanzania, and the government hopes to continue with these kinds of projects.

A poached elephant carcass found in a Tanzanian National Park

Park rangers around a dead elephant carcass in Tanzania

Poachers camp in Tanzania

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