Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tanzania: Anti-Poaching Officer in Kiteto Deserves Award

By Deogratias Mushi, Tanzania Daily News 28 July 2013 PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete’s words of encouragement uttered in Kaboya Barracks in Muleba district, Kagera region on Thursday consoled me. He assured people not to fear going about their day to day businesses, as the army is ready to defend the country’s borders at all times and under any circumstances. At least that […]

Tanzania: Police Arrest 61 Suspects, Confiscate Stolen Vehicles

By Jimmy Lwangili, Tanzania Daily News 27 July 2013 POLICE in Tanzania in a joint operation with the International Police (Interpol) have arrested over the last three days, 61 suspects in connection with various crimes committed in various regions. Commissioner of Police-Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Mr Robert Manumba told reporters in the city that the suspects have been arrested over […]

Tanzanian Authorities Arrest Nine Suspects With 70 Elephant Tusks

Sabahi 30 July 2013 Authorities have arrested nine people, including two police officers, in possession of 70 elephant tusks in Tanzania’s Coast region, Tanzania’s The Citizen reported Monday (July 29th). The suspects were apprehended Sunday evening in Kisarawe district, said Coast regional Police Commander Ulrich Matei. The policemen are affiliated with the Oyster Bay Police Station in the Kinondoni District of Dar es Salaam. “The 70 […]

Poachers risk Sh5m fine, 15 years jail in plans to protect elephants

Home: Politics and policy POLITICS AND POLICY Poachers risk Sh5m fine, 15 years jail in plans to protect elephants Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni (left) with Wildlife Direct chairman John Hemingway at the Press conference in Nairobi on Wednesday. Photo/Phoebe Okall By WANGUI MAINAPosted  Wednesday, July 24  2013 at  20:42 IN SUMMARY Environment, Water and Natural Resources secretary […]

Wakhungu launches drive to save elephants

Home / National / Wakhungu launches drive to save elephants Wakhungu launches drive to save elephants Posted by: The People in National July 25, 2013 By OWINO SAMWEL The Government has launched a campaign dubbed ‘Hands off Our Elephants’ to eradicate poaching in the country. Cabinet Secretary for Environment,Water and Natural Resources Judy Wakhungu said Government has designed plans to stop the menace […]

Campaign launched to fight poaching

ELEPHANTS could be extinct in the near future if poaching is not contained, conservationists have said. Wildlifedirect CEO Paula Kahumbu yesterday said the escalating trend of elephant poaching in the country is worrying and urged the government to intensify their security. “We are seeing a trend where elephants could be extinct in the near future,” […]

Kenya Airways backs Anti-poaching Campaign

PRESS RELEASE Kenya Airways backs Anti-poaching Campaign NAIROBI JULY 24, 2013 – Kenya Airways has joined the ‘Hands Off Our Elephants’ campaign that aims at ending elephants poaching and ivory trafficking through Kenya, as well as eliminating demand for the commodity around the world. The campaign, which is spearheaded by Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, […]

Campaign to save Kenya’s Elephants

http://http://www.coastweek.com/3630-latest-news-margaret-kenyatta-campaigns-to-save-elephants.htm

Kenya’s Elephants may be extinct in 10 years

http://http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-29/kenya-elephants-may-face-extinction-by-2023-if-poaching-persists.html  

2 suspected poachers are arrested in Nairobi as First Lady launches “Hands Off Our Elephants” campaign

http://http://www.citizennews.co.ke/news/2012/local/item/12448-2-poachers-arrested-as-first-lady-launches-anti-poaching-campaign