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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AFP (Aug. 11, 2016) Rats are being trained to sniff out landmines and tuberculosis in Tanzania as part of a project which could one day use rodents to diagnose cancer. Landmines continue to maim and kill across Africa ... watch video
Aug. 26, 2016 Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to a new paper. An estimated 8 million people use smokeless tobacco ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Since concern about widespread honey bee colony losses began ten years ago, there have been surveys carried out to assess winter losses in North America and many European countries. So far, the ... read more
Aug. 26, 2016 How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a new study has demonstrated that external ... read more
Aug. 26, 2016 A new study will help researchers understand the ways that marine animal larvae use sound as a cue to settle on coral reefs. The study has determined that sounds created by ... read more
Aug. 26, 2016 Researchers found that the specialist moth Heliothis subflexa benefits from secondary plant components by turning the original defensive function of these compounds into its ... read more
Aug. 26, 2016 Chemists have significantly improved upon the synthesis of a molecule related to muscle and neuronal function. A research team has been busy trying to crack the puzzle of the ... 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