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Can helicopter murder help the elephants?
NineTanzaniansarearrestedforinvolvementin theshooting down ofa helicopterwhere the pilotRogerGower waskilled.Four ofthem wasfound guilty ofillegalpossession of firearmsandsentenced to15-20years in prison.Theassassination isdealt within aseparate triallater this year.
The resurrectionof the murderhas been greatboth nationally and internationally.New figures from theMinistry of Tourismshowthat tourismgrew in 2014by 8.5%.Increasedpoaching andshooting downhelicopterstherefore areunwelcomecontributions tothe image ofTanzaniaas a country whichkeepsthe preservation ofnatural areashigh.Strong measureswill therefore betaken.
Signalsthat the local populationmust be encouraged tocounteract thesetendenciesand reportif irregularities areunderwaymightpossiblyimprove thechances for a successfulfight againstpoaching.