Tanzanian conservation body, WCS sign pact to reinforce anti-poaching efforts
The Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday signed an agreement to reinforce anti-poaching efforts.
TAWA’s acting conservation commissioner, Mabula Misungwi, said the anti-poaching and other conservation activities will be conducted along the Ruaha-Katavi ecosystem.
Misungwi thanked WCS for working jointly with TAWA saying fighting poaching required joint efforts.
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Noah Mpunga, WCS director for Tanzania, appealed to other conservation organizations to support Tanzania toward wildlife conservation.
The Ruaha-Katavi ecosystem comprises miombo plains, forested highlands, significant rivers, lakes and wetlands.
It is the most important area in terms of elephant numbers in East Africa and a key habitat for endangered and vulnerable species including lion, wild dog, giraffe, hippo, vultures, sable and roan.
Source: Further Africa