Tanzania: Investigating wildlife and environmental crime during Covid-19

serengeti national park
Tanzania: Investigating wildlife and environmental crime during Covid-19

More than 25 percent of Tanzania’s land surface is reserved for wildlife protection and 40 percent for conservation, including of forests. Conservation and wildlife protection also play a significant role in the economy, with tourism contributing to 11.7 percent of the country’s gross domestic product in 2019. Yet East Africa’s second-largest economy remains vulnerable to smuggling of illegally-acquired wildlife products, such as ivory and pangolin scales.

In this webinar, experienced practitioners in journalism and wildlife conservation will discuss the latest trends in environmental and wildlife crime in Tanzania, potential investigations, online tools for digging into wildlife trafficking and potential areas for collaboration with reporters around East Africa. The webinar is open to environmental journalists in Tanzania who applied for EJN’s most recent reporting grant as well as those who are interested in learning from our experts.

Guest speakers:

  • James Fahn - Executive Director, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network
  • Paul Kadushi - Director, Asset Forfeiture, Transnational and Specialized Crimes Division, National Prosecutions Service of Tanzania
  • Salome Kitomari - Chairperson, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Tanzania Chapter
  • Atilio Tagalile - Veteran Journalist & Ex-Programme Staff at the World Wildlife Fund



  • Kiundu Waweru - EJN Project Manager, East Africa Wildlife and Conservation Journalism.


Banner image: Serengeti National Park in Tanzania / Credit: Ray Rui via Unsplash.

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