Endangered rhino and elephant numbers rise after crackdown on poaching, says Tanzania

The number of endangered rhinos in Tanzania has risen after a crackdown on gangs guilty of industrial-scale poaching, the country’s officials have claimed. And elephant populations have also gone up, thanks to a blitz on illegal ivory hunters, the president’s office said. But watchdog figures suggested the increase was less dramatic than claimed, and wildlife experts […]

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Tanzania to ban plastic bags in bid to tackle pollution

Tourists visiting Tanzania are being urged to remove plastic bags from their luggage after the East African nation implemented a ban aimed at tackling pollution and protecting the environment. Airline passengers have been told to remove the non-recyclable plastic carriers before arriving – although “ziplock” bags used as part of airport security procedures are still permitted. Advice […]

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