EXCLUSIVE: Rhinos, Photos of the four Chinese Nationals Sentenced to 20 years

Four Chinese Nationals Arrested in Possession of 11 Rhino Horns Sentenced to 20 years in Prison Mbeya, Tanzania, December 18, 2015. The four Chinese nationals – Song Lei (33), Xiao Shaodan (29), Chen Jianlin (34) and Hu Liang (30) – arrested in Tanzania’s Mbeya Region in November while in possession of 11 rhino horns were […]

“The Devil”, most wanted ivory trafficker in Tanzania, arrested

PRESS RELEASE BREAKING NEWS “Shetani,” Tanzania’s Most Wanted Elephant Poacher and Ivory Trafficker, Arrested by Elite Task Force Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 29, 2015. The law enforcement body responsible for the arrest of the “Queen of Ivory” earlier this month has officially arrested notorious elephant poacher Boniface Matthew Mariango, referred to by law enforcement […]

The “Queen of Ivory” arrested in Tanzania

PRESS RELEASE Breaking News “The Queen of Ivory”, a Chinese national, arrested by a specialized Task Force in Tanzania. To date, she is the most important ivory trafficker ever arrested in the country. Dar-es-Salaam, 8 October 2015 – A specialized wildlife trafficking unit under Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) arrested a […]

Wanted Kenyan ivory trafficker and kingpin finally arrested in Tanzania

Feisal Mohamed Ali, 47, was arrested in Dar es Salaam on Monday on a warrant issued by Interpol which is trying to track down armed gangs that kill elephants for tusks and rhinos for horns to be shipped to Asia for use in ornaments and medicines. “The businessman is cooperating with the police to establish […]

Chinese President’s Delegation Tied to Illegal Ivory Purchases During Africa Visit

BEIJING — When President Xi Jinping of China and his entourage of government officials and business leaders arrived in Tanzania in March 2013, it was to officially promote economic ties between the two countries. But according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nongovernmental organization based in London, members of the Chinese delegation […]

Winner of the IUCN International Young Conservationist of the Year award

From our Partners and Friends in Tanzania! RUVUMA ELEPHANT PROJECT – FABULOUS NEWS – we were very proud when we got the news that our very own Max Jenes is ‘Winner of the IUCN International Young Conservationist of the Year award, 2014’. Your effort and commitment as Project Coordinator – Ruvuma Elephant Project, has been […]

WildLeaks, pressure piles on Kenya to arrest suspected ivory kingpins

On The East African The launch of an information sharing initiative in Tanzania to combat poaching (ed. WildLeaks) has put Kenya on the spot over its laxity in arresting suspected poaching kingpins. Pressure is now piling on Nairobi to arrest Feizal Ali Mohammed, who has been linked with poaching and dealing in ivory. In the […]

Tanzania in big coalition against poaching

Tanzania has agreed to form a task force together with the United States, China, Germany, European Union, World Bank and the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP) to control and curb illegal poaching, trafficking and export of ivory in the region. http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=1822&pLv=3&srI=57&spI=23&cI=19 Let’s hope in new innovative and courageous approaches… And let’s not forget corruption & […]

Leaked video shows everything that’s wrong with trophy hunting

There’s no real beating around the bush here: Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania, where a company known as Green Mile Safari (United Arab Emirates) has been caught allowing its clients to hunt protected animals with semi-automatic weapons, run over animals with jeeps, and otherwise torture […]

We lost a great man, a great professional, a great ranger

Our friend and colleague Mr. Martin Mthembu has died after a car accident in South Africa. A huge tragedy from a human and professional point of view. He has been working on the front of the elephant poaching war and many elephants owe their lives to the work of the rangers very well trained by […]

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