Tanzania’s anti-poaching drive hailed

A Kenyan anti-poaching activist on Sunday commended Tanzania for its drive to fight against poaching, a menace that has been fueled by ivory trade in the international markets.

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The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues
Elephants

Jim Nyamu visited three East African countries including Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda to educate communities living near wildlife sanctuaries on the negative impact of elephant and rhino poaching.

The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues
He said poaching is a serious threat to large mammals like elephants and rhinos.

It is estimated that Tanzania’s elephant population is one of the continent’s largest. But data released recently by the Tanzanian government showed that between 2009 and 2014, the number dropped from 109,051 to 43,330.

“In my campaign, I am encouraging the public to team up in fighting the vice, so that these animals remain there for the current and future generations,” said Nyamu who spent 90 days walking around east Africa in his anti-poaching campaign.

He commended Tanzania for putting in place stringent laws against poaching.

Junaid Kaderi, Tanzania-based tour operator urged people to emulate Nyamu’s spirits of scaling up the fight against poaching.

“This will also contribute towards luring more tourists in the region,” the tour operator said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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