Tumaini Matinda is 33 years old and works as a travel guide, organizing safaris for tourists who visit national parks.He is concerned that some species could become extinct because humans covet their horns, tusks or teeth.
Reuters (Dec. 27, 2011) The disappearance of mosquitoes from villages in north-eastern Tanzania is delighting villagers long-plagued by malaria --but mystifying scientists who worry that this could be a new manifestation of ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 14, 2016) Wildlife authorities in Malawi burn 2.6 tonnes of ivory smuggled from Tanzania after a cross-border dispute over whether the elephant tusks should be saved as legal evidence against poachers.
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July 26, 2016 In recent years, numerous diseases have been tied to variations in gut microbiota. The probiotics industry targets gut and intestinal health by developing products built mostly around enzyme cultures ... read more
July 26, 2016 Scientists have designed a system to modify, or edit, multiple genes in the genome simultaneously, while also minimizing unintended effects. The gene-editing 'toolbox' provides a user-friendly ... read more
July 26, 2016 A regulatory protein named ERI-1 helps ensure that all cells in a tissue remain identical to one another, a research team has discovered for the first time. The work involved ... read more
July 26, 2016 Seeing fruit 'turn bad and going to waste' inspired a team of researchers in China to explore using atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma as a novel solution to extend the shelf life of fruit ... read more
July 25, 2016 Volcanic climate perturbations that delivered cold and stormy weather to much of the Northern Hemisphere generated a combination of conditions in the Sonoran Desert that were ... read more
Oct. 29, 2015 The extinctions of many giant mammals, like mammoths, at the end of the Ice Ages is a story that most people know about. The causes of these extinctions have long been debated in the scientific ... read more
Apr. 23, 2015 Fifty million years ago, all rodents had short, stubby molars -- teeth similar to those found in the back of the human mouth, used for grinding food. Over time, rodent teeth progressively evolved to ... read more
June 10, 2014 From the kipunji -- a secretive primate species first discovered by WCS in 2003 -- to the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Tanzania is known for its staggering variety of large mammals including the ... read more
Dec. 18, 2012 Tanzania is one of the few African countries with a diversity of wildlife species and a network of protected areas for these animals. The mapping of genetic variations in wild animals can help to ... read more