Anti-poaching, Community Development, Research & GIS Mapping – Tanzania

Anti-poaching Update AND Employee of the Month

Bushmeat – poachers will eat some themselves and the rest will be brought into villages and sold for profit.


Firearms confiscated from a few FCF anti-poaching patrols.

Fascinating photo of muzzle loading paraphernalia.  Poachers use crude black powder, palm fibers as wads, and create musket balls by melting down old metal screws and other metal bits.  These were some items confiscated during an arrest.

Poached elephant carcass, Simiyu River, Maswa.

Below: Patrol Commander (Uvinza) Joseph Kimaro was nominated for and won Employee of the Month, July 2011.

Joseph was nominated for achieving outstanding results in July, making 43 arrests and confiscation of the following paraphernalia:

·         6 submachine guns and 27 rounds of ammo

·         2 rifles and 3 rounds of ammo

·         1 shotgun

·         13 muzzle loaders and 42 projectiles

Joseph took on quite a challenge when he was deployed to head up this team and has proven that he was up for the challenge.  Congratulations to Joseph and his team for a job well done. Keep up the good work!

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