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News

24 June 2013

TANAPA and Media to work closely on anti-poaching

DG OF TANAPA ALLAN KIJAZI SPEAKING DURING THE WORKSHOP

DG OF TANAPA ALLAN KIJAZI SPEAKING DURING THE WORKSHOP

Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Honorable Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki has declared an all-out war against poaching. Hon. Kagasheki was officiating at the workshop organized by Tanzania National Parks to News Editors in the country held in Iringa recently.

DR. ALFRED KIKOTI PRESENTS A PAPER ON ELEPHANT POACHING TO PARTICIPANTS

DR. ALFRED KIKOTI PRESENTS A PAPER ON ELEPHANT POACHING TO PARTICIPANTS

“We must act now. The situation on the ground is alarming and intolerable,” he said in response to an upsurge in elephant poaching in the country.

The workshop with a theme “The role of media in fighting poaching” drew participants from all mainstream media houses in the country and they all together vows to set an agenda on war against poaching which is threatening the country’s economy.

According to the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Tanzania is losing 30 elephants daily to poaching. However, an independent expert, Dr. Alfred Kikoti from the Tanzania Elephant Protection Society, said the figure was much higher. “
The fact is that Tanzania has since 2009 lost 50 per cent of its elephant population. The remaining ones are in danger of being completely wiped out if urgent measures are not taken,” he said.

DR. AYUB RIOBA FROM UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM FACILITATING DURING THE WORKSHOP

DR. AYUB RIOBA FROM UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM FACILITATING DURING THE WORKSHOP

HON. PETER MSIGWA MAKING A POINT DURING THE WORKSHOP

HON. PETER MSIGWA MAKING A POINT DURING THE WORKSHOP.

IRINGA REGIONAL COMMISSIONER DR. CHRISTINE ISHENGOMA SPEAKING DURING THE WORKSHOP

IRINGA REGIONAL COMMISSIONER DR. CHRISTINE ISHENGOMA SPEAKING DURING THE WORKSHOP

MINISTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM AMBASADOR KHAMIS KAGASHEKI OFFICIATING AT THE WORKSHOP

MINISTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM AMBASADOR KHAMIS KAGASHEKI OFFICIATING AT THE WORKSHOP

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT HON. JAMES LEMBELI WAS ALSO THERE.

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT HON. JAMES LEMBELI WAS ALSO THERE.

PARTICIPANTS IN A GROUP PICTURE WITH GUEST OF HONOR

PARTICIPANTS IN A GROUP PICTURE WITH GUEST OF HONOR