Tanzania launches 300-man force to fight poaching, trafficking - 3 months ago, 17 Nov 19:36
Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday presided over the inauguration of the paramilitary group tasked with combating poaching and illegal trafficking of wildlife organs and products.
The squad has 313 female and male personnel and will operate under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.
“It is my expectation that the establishment of the group will completely combat wildlife poaching in the country,” the VP said in her address.
“I urge communities living in the neighbourhoods of national parks and game reserves to cooperate with relevant government authorities in combating the illegal acts.”
The ceremony, which was broadcast live by a local TV channel, took place at Fort Ikoma, in Serengeti District, Mara Region.
Ms Hassan further expressed optimism that the anti-poaching war will boost the tourism sector.
The move, she said, will help increase the number of wildlife, which attract tourists.
At the ceremony, Natural Resources and Tourism minister Hamisi Kigwangalla revealed ...
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