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The Village Meetings
Rainbow light strikes pink flocks of distant flamingoes on plains of East Africa This was not my first village meeting. In fact, I can’t remember how many times I have sat, surrounded by the Masai in their red shukas, discussing land, poaching, charcoal bur...

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Who can protect Tanzania's Wildlife?
In the last five to ten years, there has been a movement
away from community conservation which I believe in so strongly. Firstly there is the move by ex-pats, foreign investors and
even a well known wildlife NGO towards the Southern African model of privat...

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Positive Steps at Wildlife Reserve's One-Year Mark
Wednesday, April 9 will probably go down as the
most rewarding day in all my years living and working in East Africa. This was the day the Monduli District Government
met with our East African Safari and Touring Company , other
private investors, wildlife N...

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What's an Elephant Worth?
A lone bull elephant, Tarangire, Tanzania. What's his life worth to a poacher, a hunter, a local community? Imagine a world without elephants, the giant, majestic architects that shape the African savannah. I’m not talking about the loss of just another spe...

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A Call to Arms
The link between terrorism and the poaching of elephants in East Africa is  a cause for global concern. Monica Medina’s recent article in The New York   Times, (“ The White Gold of Jihad ”)  shows us that it is not enough to let African   countries fight th...

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Death of an Elephant
Only ten days ago this young bull elephant came to
Naitolia to die. A mad, terror and pain induced fleeing from those that had
shot him for his ivory earlier in the day as he and two other young bulls were
feeding on open land near Makuyuni north of Tarangi...

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Who should benefit from Tanzania's Wildlife?
In the last five to ten years, there has been a movement
away from community conservation which I believe in so strongly. Firstly there is the move by ex-pats, foreign investors and
even a well known wildlife NGO towards the Southern African model of privat...

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