Tanzanian President Closes Part Of Wildlife Preserve To Restrict Big Game Hunting

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli announced he was splitting the Selous Game Reserve into two areas to help restrict the access of big game hunters in the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday, according to Reuters. The Selous reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa and is home to several endangered species including elephants and rhinos along with lions, hippos, giraffes, and more across 50,000 sq km (19,000 sq miles). Currently around eight percent of the reserve is dedicated to photography-based safari tours while the rest is a hunting reserve.“Tourists come here and kill our lions, but we don’t benefit a lot from these wildlife hunting activities,” Magufuli said. “I want...

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