Time to save African Elephants


Ben Fogle The murder of helicopter pilot Roger Gower while protecting Tanzania’s wildlife is the latest example of those on the frontline in the war against illegal ivory being outnumbered and outgunned According to theguardian.com, the death of Roger Gower, shot through his helicopter by AK47 while protecting Tanzania’s game reserves from poachers, is the culmination of a worrying trend […]

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Kenya to host the inaugural Elephant preservation Club summit in Africa’s History

President Kenyatta is to convene a summit of African Heads of State, corporate leaders, philanthropists and conservation experts in April to develop a continent-wide response to the trade in illegal-wildlife, it was announced today. Professor Judi Wakhungu, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, said the two-day event, which is being staged in partnership with the […]

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Airport staff charged to court over Ivory smuggling in Tanzania

By Rosina John Dar es Salaam. Four security officers at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) were yesterday charged with aiding the recent smuggling out of ivory worth hundreds of millions of shillings. The four, including two Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) soldiers, were implicated in the syndicate that sneaked 265 kilogrammes of ivory through JNIA on July 5. Those who appeared […]

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