Minister Mwangunga in hot soup over ivory sale plan
The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ms Shamsa Mwangunga, is expected to face a hard time at the ongoing international convention in Doha when conservationists corner her to explain Tanzania's controversial move to seek a lifting of the ivory sale ban. Opponents of the proposed sale of ivory by Tanzania and Zambia took fresh hope and made snide remarks over comments attributed to Ms Mwangunga, when she let it slip that only part of the proceeds were to go to conservation, leaving the question open where the balance - and in fact what balance, major or minor – was to go...
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7th Apr 10 16:12
Let wildlife conservation be a self financing exercise and source of wealth. Wild animals are here for us to take care of and exploit for food, cloth, medicine, wealth creation, etc. Tanzania should sale her stockpile of ivory in order to enable enhanced wildlife care and and its generation of wealth.
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