We previously reported that Tanzania was not exporting leopard trophies taken in 2015-2016 if they were under 150 centimeters from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail. This temporary suspension was due to a clerical error in the 2015 tourist hunting regulations. It was essentially a typo, but it was blocking export of lawfully hunted leopard.
The 2015 regulations have been amended and signed as of May 5, 2017. Tanzania is now exporting leopard trophies over 130 centimeters (tip of nose to base of tail).
We have been monitoring this issue along with the Tanzania Hunting Operators Association, which worked directly with the Ministry of Natural Resources on the amendments. We will keep readers updated if anything changes.