Fire harms game reserve in northern Tanzania-Xinhua

Fire harms game reserve in northern Tanzania

Source: Xinhua| 2022-12-30 00:39:45|Editor: huaxia

DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- A fire has damaged more than 23 hectares of a 4,614-hectare game reserve in Moshi district in Tanzania's northern region of Kilimanjaro, an official said on Thursday.

Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Nurdin Babu said the police were hunting for people who set fire to the game reserve called Namalok, located 50 km south of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.

He said this is the second time unknown people set fire to the game reserve, adding that the first time was in May when 21 hectares were destroyed.

The Namalok game reserve is home to various wildlife and was created in 2004 for conservation.