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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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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 Mohamed’s 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 Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam, will take place Friday this week and is expected to attract national and international stakeholders in conservation of wildl...


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An elephant walks in Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi, Kenya on October 7, 2013.

Tanzania Suspends Campaign Against Elephant Poaching To Investigate Reports Of Killings

2013-11-06 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

According to the Agence France Presse, Tanzania shelved its anti-poaching operations on Friday in order to investigate reports of wrongful property seizure, torture and killings that were allegedly perpetrated by officials during the campaign, dubbed "Operation Terminate."


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Natural Resources and Tourism minister, Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki, in disbelief as he looks at a pile of elephant trophies impounded at a Mikocheni house in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Kagasheki unveils Chinese ivory haul in Dar es Salaam

2013-11-03 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

At a time when poaching has tremendously scaled up in the country, about 706 pieces of ivory, representing more than 200 tuskers killed, were found yesterday in Dar es Salam Mikocheni area at a residence of Chinese nationals.Three Chinese, Che Jinzhan, Xu Fujie and Huang Qin, are said to use a special Noah microbus with registration number T713 BXG to transport the ivory pieces to the house.


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Tanzanian charged for smuggling over 1,000 elephant tusks

2013-07-13 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

"Selemani Isanzu Chasema, in his 50s, is believed to have exported 781 tusks through Malawi," in May, prosecuting attorney Tumaini Kweka told AFP. Chasema, who denied the charges, was arrested earlier this month in Tanzania´s commercial capital Dar es Salaam with 347 elephant tusks. If found guilty, he could face a minimum of 15 years in jail.


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Tanzanians clearly see official hand in elephant poaching

2013-04-26 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The man tasked with saving Tanzania’s elephants is Khamis Suedi Kagasheki, minister for natural resources and tourism. Kagasheki, a former intelligence officer, is trying hard to beat the poachers, but is up against a government cabal unwilling to give up illegal profits.


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Tanzania: Controversy Over Origin $3.4 Million Ivory Seized in Hong Kong

2012-10-30 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Wildlife authorities have explained that the consignment of elephant tusks that were seized in Hong Kong and reported to have been shipped from Tanzania did not necessarily originate from the country. But four Tanzanians have been mentioned by the Interpol early this week in connection with the two shipping containers from Tanzania and Kenya that were loaded with ivory and seized in Hong Kong.


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Tanzania: Police Impound Tusks Worth Sh2.1 Billion

2012-10-30 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

POLICE in Dar es Salaam have arrested two Kenyans and a Tanzanian in unlawful possession of 214 elephant tusks and five bones of the mammal worth 2.1bn/- at Kimara Stop Over area in Kinondoni municipality over the weekend. Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander, Mr Suleiman Kova, told a news conference in the city that the suspects were apprehended while preparing to transport the contraband to Kenya.


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Elephant population in Tanzania sanctuaries drops

2012-01-03 - DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania.

The number of elephants in two wildlife sanctuaries in Tanzania has fallen by nearly 42 percent in just three years, a census showed on Tuesday, as poachers increasingly killed the animals for their tusks. The census at the Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park revealed elephant numbers had plunged to 43,552 in 2009 from 74,900 in 2006.


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Stray elephants invade villages in northern Tanzania

2011-11-02 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

About 300 rampaging elephants have invaded three villages in Sedeko ward in Serengeti district, northern Tanzania, and destroyed over 200 hectares of farmland and killed one person. "Until now the elephants are in the farms and they are grazing on crops like cows. Over 200 hectares have already been destroyed in Mbirikiri, Isarara and Bonchugu villages," Sedeko Ward Councilor, Richard Nyakera was quoted by Dailynews as saying. The stray elephants have also blocked thousands of villagers in the a...


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Tanzania engaging CITES for permission to sell ivory

2009-11-28 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tanzania is still in discussions with the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) to be allowed to sell existing stocks of elephant ivory. The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Shamsha Mwangunga, told THISDAY on the sideline of a news conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the government was still engaging the international body to have her stockpile of ivory sold off.


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Police investigating ivory smuggling network

2009-11-06 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

POLICE in Dar es Salaam are investigating a suspected ivory smuggling syndicate following the arrest of four people this week in possession of over 30 elephant tusks. According to sources within the wildlife industry, the ivory weighing more than 100 kilogrammes is believed to have come from at least 18 elephants killed recently by poachers within the vast Selous Game Reserve stretching over 54,600 square kilometres to the south of the country.


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Philippines authorities seize more elephant tusks smuggled from Dar

2009-05-19 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

CUSTOMS officials in the Philippines have seized a shipment of elephant tusks from Tanzania estimated to be worth more than $1m (approx. 1.4bn/-). Customs police in Manila said they made the catch after inspecting a shipment of purported moulding machines which arrived on March 1 from Tanzania. The inspection is understood to have been based on a tip that the contents of the shipment were falsely declared.


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Elephants face extinction by 2020

2008-09-03 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Guardian Reporter

By The speed at which the African elephant has been slaughtered is reported to have been rising alarmingly since an international ban on ivory trade took effect in 1989. The public outcry that resulted in the ban has strangely died off, with University of Washington conservation biologist Samuel Wasser contending that it is because public awareness on the plight of the giant mammal has also faded. Recent studies show that poaching, which is endemic in Africa, accounts for an 8 per cent annual de...


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200 tusks seized, MPs decry illegal hunting

2007-07-26 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Patrick Kisembo, Judica Tarimo

Police in Dar es Salaam are holding a person they say was found in possession of 223 elephant tusks. Kinondoni Regional Police Commander Jamal Rwambow yesterday named the man as Hamidu Hassan, saying the arrest was made on Tuesday at Kimara Kirungule on the city`s western outskirts. The development came as legislators now assembled in Dodoma for the National Assembly`s annual Budget meeting spat fire over reports of gross violation of hunting laws by both Tanzanians and foreigners and called for...


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Patrols in Tanzanian park slash poaching: scientists

2006-11-23 - DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania. George Obulutsa

Patrols in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park have cut poaching and increased the population of black rhinoceros, elephants and buffalo, a paper to be published on Friday in Science magazine shows. "The animals are 'telling' us poaching is down now that there are 10 to 20 patrols a day compared to the mid-1980s when there might be 60 or fewer patrols a year," said Hilborn, a professor at University of Washington in the United States, in a statement ahead of the paper's publication.


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Three held over elephant tusks

2006-09-22 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. FAUSTINE KAPAMA

THE police in Dar es Salaam are holding a resident of Tanga and two Dar es Salaam residents allegedly for being in unlawful possession of government trophies. Kinondoni Regional Police Commander (RPC) Jamal Rwambow told reporters yesterday that the trio was found with 35 illegal elephant tusks on Wednesday afternoon at Ukoroto Street near Shekilango areas.


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Four Arrested in Tanzania Over Ivory Haul

2004-01-14 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Reuters

Four men were arrested in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam after they were found with 73 elephant tusks, police said Wednesday.


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More than 1,000 elephant tusks seized in Tanzania

2002-01-18 - DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania. Reuters

More than a thousand elephant tusks stolen by poachers have been recovered in the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam, police said this week.

Police said two Tanzanians had been arrested late last week following the seizure of 1,255 tusks in two suburban homes, but it was not clear where the tusks had originated.


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24 Headlines about Elephants from DAR ES SALAAM2016-03-19 - 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 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 2013-04-26 - 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 2012-01-03 - DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Elephant population in Tanzania sanctuaries drops 2011-11-02 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Stray elephants invade villages in northern Tanzania 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 2009-05-19 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Philippines authorities seize more elephant tusks smuggled from Dar 2008-09-03 - Dar es salaam, Tanzania - Elephants face extinction by 2020 2007-07-26 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 200 tusks seized, MPs decry illegal hunting 2006-11-23 - DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Patrols in Tanzanian park slash poaching: scientists 2006-09-22 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Three held over elephant tusks 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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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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