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October ends with flurry of poaching incidents, arrests

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Over the past week, a number of poaching incidents have plagued the unprotected areas primarily of the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem. Fortunately, Tanzanian officials have been holding several suspects in custody. Details are still being investigated, but below is a roundup of recent headlines.

 

 

 

Poachers kill another bull in Lesimingori . . . → Read More: October ends with flurry of poaching incidents, arrests

Bull killed, poachers caught on Elephant March Day

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Just after nightfall, the crack of gunfire echoed across the plains. A hunt and chase ensued in the darkness. Somewhere, another elephant died for its tusks.

In a sad stroke of irony, poachers slaughtered a massive bull elephant near Esilalei Village on October 14, the same day of the momentous Elephant March in Arusha, . . . → Read More: Bull killed, poachers caught on Elephant March Day

Tracker Dogs Might Need an Agent

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Media surrounding the Tracker Dog Unit, a project of Big Life Foundation, has grown to the point where we can’t always keep track and post of all the pieces in which Rocky & Jerry make appearances.

Will they need an agent in 2015? Maybe.

Last year, Maria Alomajan published her book, Dogs in . . . → Read More: Tracker Dogs Might Need an Agent

Partnership with Randilen WMA Kicks Off

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Community-based conservation and wildlife protection in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem just strengthened its ranks and expanded its reach.

On May 2, the leadership of the newly established Randilen Wildlife Management Area officially deployed 15 fresh village game scouts to begin operations in the 315-sqaure-kilometer community conservation area, which borders the northeastern arc of Tarangire National . . . → Read More: Partnership with Randilen WMA Kicks Off

Data, Data... Action!

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While the high noon sun scorched the savanna, the interview had also grown red hot.

“As you are sitting here asking me about conflicts with wildlife, those zebras are finishing my farm!” a Maasai mzee shouted at the enumerator and then pointed to his field of maize, where, indeed, a group of nine black-and-white-striped . . . → Read More: Data, Data… Action!

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