TANZANIA

Tanzania’s fabulous wildlife heritage is admired across the world, but its elephant population may have declined by as much as 60% during the poaching upsurge of the past decade. The worst of the poaching has been in the south and west of the country, with the Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve both badly affected. Tanzania was a founder member of the EPI in 2014.

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

NEAP IN DEVELOPMENT

PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED

Tanzania's Minister of Environment, Hamisi Kigwangalla, speaks in support of the EPI, at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, October 2018.

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Country Area: 945,090 km²

Elephant Range Area: 389,921 km² (41%)

Protected Range: 43%

Estimated Elephant Population: 50,433 +/- 8,502

CITES Appendix: I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report