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Tanzanian president tells security forces to pursue wildlife poachers

2016-10-31 - Dodoma, Tanzania

Tanzania´s president on Saturday ordered security forces to go after top criminals financing organised networks behind elephant poaching, saying no one was "untouchable". The East African nation, home to the Serengeti Plains packed with wildlife and Africa´s highest mountain Kilimanjaro, relies on revenues from tourism and safaris but has been blighted by poachers chasing ivory to sell mostly in Asia.



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Welsh sniffer dogs make their first bust after helping seize elephant tusks in Tanzania

2016-08-30 - Dodoma, Tanzania

Two Welsh sniffer dogs who were flown out to Tanzania to help catch smugglers have made their first bust after helping authorities seize a haul of elephant tusks. Jenny, a Belgian Malinois, and Dexter, an English springer spaniel, are being used to help detect ivory, weapons, ammunition and animal products including elephant and buffalo meat in the east African country.



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Chinese nationals Xu Fujie and Huang Gin (right) are escorted to the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court cell after they were sentenced to 30 years in jail each or pay Sh100.7 billion fine after being found guilty of possessing 707 pieces of ivory worth

Chinese jailed 30 years for slaughter of 226 elephants

2016-03-19 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Two Chinese poachers were yesterday sentenced to 30 years in jail each or pay a record Sh108.7 billion fine in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade. The Kisutu Resident Magistrates Court found Xu Fujie, 31, and Huang Gin, 51, guilty of illegally possessing 706 pieces of elephants tusks.. They were each ordered to pay Sh 54.3 billion in fine each or face the lengthy sentence of a whole three decades behind bars.



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Execute elephant poachers on the spot, Tanzanian minister urges

2016-02-03 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

A government minister in Tanzania has called for a "shoot-to-kill" policy against poachers in a radical measure to curb the mass slaughter of elephants. Khamis Kagasheki´s proposal for perpetrators of the illicit ivory trade to be executed "on the spot" divided opinion, with some conservationists backing it as a necessary deterrent but others warning that it would lead to an escalation of violence.



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Researchers count elephants in Botswana as part of the Great Elephant Census, the largest aerial survey of African wildlife ever undertaken.

Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation

2016-01-10 - Arusha, Tanzania

Early findings from the largest ever aerial survey of African wildlife€´the Great Elephant Census (GEC)€´are proving that big data can make a big difference when it comes to saving the world€s largest land mammal. Funded by Microsoft billionaire Paul G. Allen and staffed by 90 researchers, the initiative surveyed elephant populations in a combined distance of 285,000 miles throughout Africa.



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PRESS RELEASE: Elephant population status in Tanzania

2015-12-12 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania



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Tanzania launches satellite monitoring of elephants poaching

2015-11-16 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania has launched with UN financial support, a special program for monitoring of elephants by satellite. Funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the program first concerns 30 elephants of Ruaha National Park, from now on equipped with radio transmitters, according to a statement by the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA).



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The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Adelhelm Meru

Tanzanias war on poaching pays off

2015-11-14 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Adelhelm Meru told journalists in Dar es Salaam that the government was conducting a special operation to fight poaching and trafficking of government trophies.



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Feisal Ali Mohamed has been in Interpol

Interpol arrests businessman Feisal Ali Mohamed over ivory trafficking

2014-12-24 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Interpol has arrested Kenyan businessman Feisal Ali Mohamed over trafficking of ivory. Mohamed was tracked down to Tanzania following a warrant of arrest issued against him in October 2014. The organisation had posted Mohameds picture and details on its website saying he is wanted for dealing with ivory.



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Elephant summit set in Tanzania late this week

2014-05-09 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Tanzania government, in collaboration with the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) of the United States of America and the United Nations Development Program, has organized a special conference late this week to address elephant conservation and anti-poaching initiatives. This conference, to be taking place in Tanzanias capital city of Dar es Salaam, will take place Friday this week and is expected to attract national and international stakeholders in conservation of wildlife...



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43 Headlines about Elephants from Tanzania2016-10-31 - Dodoma, Tanzania - Tanzanian president tells security forces to pursue wildlife poachers 2016-08-30 - Dodoma, Tanzania - Welsh sniffer dogs make their first bust after helping seize elephant tusks in Tanzania 2016-03-19 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Chinese jailed 30 years for slaughter of 226 elephants 2016-02-03 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Execute elephant poachers on the spot, Tanzanian minister urges 2016-01-10 - Arusha, Tanzania - Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation 2015-12-12 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - PRESS RELEASE: Elephant population status in Tanzania 2015-11-16 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania launches satellite monitoring of elephants poaching 2015-11-14 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzanias war on poaching pays off 2014-12-24 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Interpol arrests businessman Feisal Ali Mohamed over ivory trafficking 2014-05-09 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Elephant summit set in Tanzania late this week 2013-11-06 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania Suspends Campaign Against Elephant Poaching To Investigate Reports Of Killings 2013-11-03 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Kagasheki unveils Chinese ivory haul in Dar es Salaam 2013-07-13 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzanian charged for smuggling over 1,000 elephant tusks 2013-04-28 - Iringa, Tanzania - Shock, outrage as poachers kill five elephants in Iringa 2013-04-26 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzanians clearly see official hand in elephant poaching 2012-10-30 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania: Controversy Over Origin $3.4 Million Ivory Seized in Hong Kong 2012-10-30 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania: Police Impound Tusks Worth Sh2.1 Billion 2012-10-15 - , Tanzania - Tanzania losing 10,000 elephants to poaching annually-Ministry 2012-01-03 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Elephant population in Tanzania sanctuaries drops 2011-11-02 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Stray elephants invade villages in northern Tanzania 2010-03-28 - Addis abeba, Tanzania - 2009-11-28 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania engaging CITES for permission to sell ivory 2009-11-06 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Police investigating ivory smuggling network 2009-10-31 - Selous game reserve, Tanzania - 2009-05-19 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Philippines authorities seize more elephant tusks smuggled from Dar 2009-01-20 - Mikumi national park, Tanzania - Orphaned Elephants Forced To Forge New Bonds Decades After Ivory Ban 2008-09-03 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Elephants face extinction by 2020 2008-08-25 - Rombo, Tanzania - Elephants destroy food crop farms in Rombo 2008-01-31 - Udzungwa, Tanzania - Shrew"s who: New mammal enters the book of life 2007-08-29 - Dodoma, Tanzania - Stray elephants return to Mtungutu Forest 2007-07-26 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - 200 tusks seized, MPs decry illegal hunting 2007-04-12 - Bukoba, Tanzania - Jumbos go on rampage in Kagera 2006-11-23 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Patrols in Tanzanian park slash poaching: scientists 2006-10-13 - Moshi, Tanzania - Elephants destroy crops in Siha 2006-09-22 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Three held over elephant tusks 2006-07-17 - Dodoma, Tanzania - More ivory smuggle allegedly from Tanzania to Taiwan 2006-05-08 - Arusha, Tanzania - Tanzania: Officer Refutes Villagers" Reports On Poaching 2006-05-01 - Arusha, Tanzania - Game Officer in Tanzania Killed by Elephant Poachers 2005-08-27 - Arusha, Tanzania - Elephants Trumpet Back to Life 2005-05-23 - Arusha, Tanzania - Elephants cause havoc in the north of Tanzania 2004-10-22 - Arusha, Tanzania - Tanzania to sell ivory to raise funds 2004-01-14 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Four Arrested in Tanzania Over Ivory Haul 2002-01-18 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - More than 1,000 elephant tusks seized in Tanzania


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Tanzania

2016-10-31-Dodoma
Tanzanian president tells security forces to pursue wildlife poachers
2016-08-30-Dodoma
Welsh sniffer dogs make their first bust after helping seize elephant tusks in Tanzania
2016-03-19-Dar es salaam
Chinese jailed 30 years for slaughter of 226 elephants
2016-02-03-Dar es salaam
Execute elephant poachers on the spot, Tanzanian minister urges
2016-01-10-Arusha
Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation
2015-12-12-Dar es salaam
PRESS RELEASE: Elephant population status in Tanzania
2015-11-16-Dar es salaam
Tanzania launches satellite monitoring of elephants poaching
2015-11-14-Dar es salaam
Tanzanias war on poaching pays off
2014-12-24-Dar es salaam
Interpol arrests businessman Feisal Ali Mohamed over ivory trafficking
2014-05-09-Dar es salaam
Elephant summit set in Tanzania late this week
2013-11-06-Dar es salaam
Tanzania Suspends Campaign Against Elephant Poaching To Investigate Reports Of Killings
2013-11-03-Dar es salaam
Kagasheki unveils Chinese ivory haul in Dar es Salaam
2013-07-13-Dar es salaam
Tanzanian charged for smuggling over 1,000 elephant tusks
2013-04-28-Iringa
Shock, outrage as poachers kill five elephants in Iringa
2013-04-26-Dar es salaam
Tanzanians clearly see official hand in elephant poaching