23 August 2018

Unprecedented collaring effort aims to protect Tanzania’s threatened elephants

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Tanzania has enlisted the help of the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) in order to help them save their elephants from becoming even more endangered. It has been reported that over 90% of Tanzania’s elephant population has become eradicated in recent years. Activists and environmentalists want to ensure that this number decreases, and they are planning on collaring up to 60 elephants in order to track their movements and behaviors in an attempt to further preserve their existence.

The Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania has lost almost 90% of its elephant population in the last 40 years.

60 elephants will be collared for the purposes of tracking them and preserving them from poachers, in an effort that may take about a year to set up.

The tracking collars will assist a data-gathering effort to understand where and when the elephants move, in order to better predict their habits and protect them.

In Tanzania, the government, with support from WWF, has launched the country?s largest ever elephant collaring effort to protect its dwindling elephant population.

http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=325812

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