US ARMY TRAINS 50 TANZANIAN GAME SCOUTS TO TACKLE POACHING

The US Army in collaboration with National Guard has trained 50 Tanzanian game scouts, said the US embassy.

The embassy said that the training would increase the capacity of the game scouts to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking in Rungwa Game Reserve.

On Aug 24, the US ambassador to Tanzania, Mark Childress, watched a demonstration of field techniques learned by game scouts at the game reserve.

The game scouts were trained by US military experts from the US Army Africa Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and the North Carolina National Guard Special Forces and funded by the US government, the statement noted.

During sessions between July 25 and Sept 9, 50 Tanzanian game scouts are being trained in surveillance and patrol techniques, arrest and detention procedures, search and seizure, crime scene investigation, first aid, human rights and rules of engagement.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK