1. Germany Foreign Minister Hon. Frank –Walter Steinmeier (right) handing over a symbolic key of a light Husky aircraft for anti-poaching operations to Director General of TANAPA Allan Kijazi. Others in the picture from left are Director of Wildlife Herman Keraryo and Acting Director General of Tanzania Wildlife Authority Martin Loibooki.
Director General of TANAPA Allan Kijazi making a brief presentation about TANAPA to Germany Foreign Minister Hon. Frank –Walter Steinmeier during the handing over event of two surveillance aircrafts from Germany to Tanzania yesterday.
Director General of TANAPA Allan Kijazi presenting some of the souvenirs of TANAPA to Germany Foreign Minister Hon. Frank –Walter Steinmeier.
5. Germany Ambassador to Tanzania Hon. Egon Kochanke (right) and the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ambassador Liberata Mulamula during the event.
Germany Foreign Minister Hon. Frank –Walter Steinmeier (second right) posed in a group picture with some of the Germany Members of Parliament who accompanied him during the handing over event of two surveillance aircrafts from Germany to Tanzania yesterday.
Director General of TANAPA Allan Kijazi speaking with media during the event.
Some of the invitees during the handing over event. From left to right are Arusha Regional Administrative Secretary Mr. Mapunda, African Wildlife Foundation Country Director John Saleh and TANAPA’s Director of Tourism and Marketing Ibrahim Mussa.
Germany Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier yesterday handed over symbolic key of two Husky aircrafts to Tanzania National Parks and Tanzania Wildlife Authority respectively. The aircrafts will be used for anti-poaching operations in the protected areas.
Director General of TANAPA Allan Kijazi said that the aircrafts would take the joint approach by the Germany Government through Frankfurt Zoological Society, TANAPA and TAWA to tackle poaching in the protected areas.
The Husky A-1C is an ideal plane for monitoring and anti-poaching surveys as it operates at low heights and slow speeds-similar to that of a helicopter and has proven long-term success rate for its use in finding poacher camps and recording GPS positions for follow-up actions by teams on the grounds.
The Huskies will be used to monitor two of Tanzania’s elephant hotspots, Selous Game Reserve and Serengeti National Park.
Tanzania is home to some of the most elephant and rhino populations on the planet but of recent days it has experienced a severe threat from a massive upsurge in poaching.
Issued by Corporate Communications Department
Tanzania National Parks
23rd November, 2015
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