Author: Jacob Mugini (Mara, Tanzania)

Tanzania mobilizes to stop female genital mutilation

Girls vow to reject FGM after receiving training from ATFGM Masanga on alternative rites of passage Come December, it is expected that about 600 girls will be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Tarime District of Mara Region in Tanzania, East Africa. Efforts to save those girls from the procedure have… Read more »

Tanzanian security officials confiscate elephant tusks

On Monday morning, Tarime Rorya Regional Police Commander (RPC) Henry Mwaibambe shows journalists five elephant tusks confiscated from two young men. (Photo by Jacob Mugini) Tanzanian security officials have charged two men with illegal possession of elephant tusks worth 170.17 million Tanzanian shillings. The Tarime Rorya Regional Police Commander (RPC), Henry Mwaibambe, made the announcement… Read more »

New Tanzanian Minister: protection of environment is task of every citizen

New Minister of the State in the Vice-President’s Office, Mr George Simbachawene (centre), in  a happy moment with his Deputy Minister, Mr Mussa  Sima (right), while visiting the National Environment Management Council Headquarters in Dar es Salaam today. On the left is NEMC Director General, Dr Samuel Gwamaka. Mr. George Simbachawene, the New Minister of State (for… Read more »

Preparations begin for 2019 Mara River Day celebrations in Tanzania

Tanzanian and Kenyan journalists covering the first Mara Day celebrations held in Mugumu town , Serengeti District in Tanzania September 15, 2013 Tanzania will host the next Mara River Day celebrations this September. Held on September 15th each year, Mara River Day incorporates a different theme each year to campaign for sustainable conservation of the… Read more »

Tanzania : Environment Council halts use of Acacia Mining TFS 

NECM Director General, Dr. Samuel Gwamaka, stresses a point recently as he inspects North Mara Gold Mine’s Tailings Storage Facility. TSF has been leaking contaminated water, and Dr Gwamaka ordered the gold mine to cease operations at the TSF until the seepages were under control (photo by Jacob Mugini) The National Environment Management Council (NEMC)… Read more »

Wildebeest of the Serengeti, on the move

The wildebeest migration is a seasonal movement of more than 1.5 million wildebeest within Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park (SENAPA). According to Massana Mwishawa, the SENAPA Chief Park Warden Senior Assistant Conservation Commissioner, the wildebeest migrate from one point to another in search of grass and water.  “The wildebeest migration is a natural movement from one… Read more »