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Elephant Poaching Drops In Tanzanian Wildlife Sanctuary

Xinhua

ARUSHA, Tanzania, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Elephant poaching in northern Tanzania's wildlife sanctuary, Tarangire National Park, has gone down for the past two years, a senior park official said on Sunday.

Park tourism officer Geoffrey Mboma said that killing of elephants in the park for their tusks has been largely contained, and between July 2014 to early this year, only four elephants were killed by suspected poachers.

Located in the southeast of Lake Manyara on the Tarangire River, the park is home to nearly 5,000 elephants.

"Indiscriminate killing of animals for their trophies has also been contained due to intensified patrol and involvement of the local communities in conservation," said Mboma.

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