Sunday, February 09, 2014

Tanzania slaughters over 11,000 elephants a year for the bloody trade in tusks and its President turns a blind eye, so will the Prince really shake hands with him?

Prince Charles and Camilla with Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete and First Lady Salma Kikwete at the State House in Dar es Salaam November 7, 2011

Ministers, law enforcement agents, conservation officials, rangers - those charged with protecting African wildlife are cashing in on its destruction, and nowhere more so than in Tanzania. In the late 1980s, Tanzania, home to Africa's second-largest elephant population, led the war on poaching and championed the international ban on ivory trading that was adopted in 1989. Today, it is the epicentre of the poaching epidemic sweeping through the continent's forests and savannas.

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