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Ruaha National Park

Animal Threats

Poaching has been a serious problem in this park as the rhino was at one point hunted to near extinction. But in 1988, the Tanzanian government joined with the WWF (the World Wildlife Fund) to initiate the Selous Conservation Programme, which has eased the problem considerably. The international ban on ivory in the 1990s has also contributed to increasing elephant numbers.

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