Walk For Elephants!:China Bans Ivory Trade
Around 500 people, half from the Chinese community, protested in Dar es Salaam on Jan 14 to call for the protection of elephants against poachers. The so-called "walk for elephants" saw the demonstrators, including the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, march five kilometres through the capital.
December 2016, China announced a total ban of the trade and processing of ivory, to be in effect by the end of 2017.
It is Chinese residents in Tanzania are being treated suspiciously by local authorities everywhere.
"Everywhere you go, police and immigration officials treat you suspiciously ... (thinking) that you may be hiding or trying to transport elephant ivory," he said, giving his name as Lee and saying he was in the furniture business.