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31,348 Elephants have been killed in the Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park in the past3yr

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  1. Kiganyi

    Kiganyi JF-Expert Member

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    The Tanzanian deputy minister for Natural Resources and Tourism,
    Lazaro Nyalandu has blamed sophisticated international criminal
    syndicates for decimating the elephant population in the country.

    The deputy minister told a news conference in Arusha on Thursday that
    42 percent of elephants with an equivalent of 31,348 jumbos have been
    killed in the Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park in the past
    three years.

    “The situation is very, very alarming” the minister said and noted
    that statistics indicated that a quarter of tuskers seized across the
    world between 1989 and 2010 originated from Tanzania.

    To worsen the poaching situation, Nyalandu said reports showed that
    mining activities were being carried out in the Serengeti National
    Park (Senapa) Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a
    world heritage site proclaimed as a 7th worldwide wonder.

    The deputy minister said he has crosschecked with the Ministry of
    Energy and Minerals only to learn that the ministry has not issued
    mining license in Senapa.

    He said reports of mining activities in the Serengeti were also a
    threat to wildlife conservation efforts.

    The Serengeti is also famed for its annual migration, when some six
    million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and
    300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh

    Mr. Nyalandu directed the Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa) Board of
    Trustees to give a detailed report on the poaching situation in

    Poaching, wildlife conservation and allocation of tourist hunting
    blocks are likely to be highlighted by MPs when they begin debating
    the budget for the ministry to be tabled in the parliament on Friday.

    Source African Press Agency
  2. Sangarara

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    stupid leadership.
  3. kupe

    kupe JF-Expert Member

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    na je tembo waliochukuliwa wazima