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Clamping down on poaching from above

Federal Development Minister Dr Gerd Müller visits Selous Game reserve

Apr 12th, 2016

The Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller, has visited the Selous Game Reserve in the heart of Tanzania to officially hand over the new Husky surveillance aircraft to Professor Jumanne Maghembe, Tanzania’s Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism.

In order to improve the monitoring of the vast game reserve, GIZ, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), has financed the procurement of the plane, which carries state-of-the-art surveillance equipment. The Husky can fly at low speeds and altitudes, which makes it extremely valuable in the fight against poaching. Another Husky aircraft, also procured with German assistance, is being used effectively in the Serengeti National Park in the north of Tanzania, where groups of poachers have already been identified and arrested.