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  1. News - World - TANZANIA

    Three Chinese nationals charged in Tanzania over 706 elephant tusks

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:53am by AFP

    ... have been charged in Tanzania for possessing 706 tusks from poached elephants. Police and wildlife officers have cracked down on suspected poachers amid a surge of killings of elephant ... The lucrative Asian black market for rhino horn, used in traditional medicine, and ivory has driven a boom in poaching across Africa. On Thursday, President Jakaya Kikwete told parliament ...

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    Tanzania seizes 797 elephant tusks, arrests Chinese nationals

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 11:12am by Reuters in Dar es Salaam

    ... nationals and seized hundreds of elephant tusks in the past week in anti-poaching raids in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and the southern town of Mtwara. A total of 797 tusks were seized ... dropped from the millions in the mid-20th century to about 600,000 by the end of the 1980s. Last year, a Tanzanian member of parliament said poaching was out of control with an average of 30 ...



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