Tanzania: Govt Vows to Secure Black Rhinoceros

by Dec 23, 2010Rhinos

Dar es Salaam — The government has expressed its concern over the killing of one of five rhino named ‘George’ who were brought in Serengeti National Park and vowed to up security to perotect the remaining four.

From now on, the government says, all the precious four rhinos would be inserted with modern radio transmitters to monitor their movements and help the game wardens to timely detect their whereabouts.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources Dr Ladislaus Komba said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the government would also equip the National Parks with modern tools to help the wardens’ strengthen security against poachers.

“We are also collaborating with the people living around the parks to make sure that they provide us with the information that will help us arrest the poachers,” said Dr Komba.

He said it was important that communities surrounding the parks help in the fight against robbers as the animals were for the good of the entire nation.

“At the moment, police, Tanapa (The Tanzania National Park’s Authority) and the Mara regional administration are following the movements of all criminals and currently, eight suspects are in custody regarding the killing of George,” said Dr Komba.