Save the Elephants/AP
Tanzania: Police hold suspects in killing of conservationist
September 8, 2017
Dodoma, Tanzania: Police in Tanzania say they are holding suspects in the
killing last month of prominent South African wildlife conservationist
Police chief Simon Sirro said in a statement Friday that some of Lotter’s
possessions were seized from the suspects. He did not say how many suspects
are being held.
Lotter was fatally shot in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam
while being driven from the airport to his hotel.
Lotter helped to train thousands of game scouts throughout the East African
nation. He also developed an “intelligence-based approach” against poaching
that has had success in countering wildlife trafficking, according to the
U.S.-based conservation group PAMS Foundation that Lotter co-founded.
Poachers have killed tens of thousands of elephants in Tanzania in the past