Visit of BMZ Film Crew in Serengeti District
For a period of one week (5th – 10th Dec), a three-man-strong film crew on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) visited Serengeti District. Its mission was to get to know, understand and shoot the diverse activities of German engagement for biodiversity within the unique region of Serengeti. Apart from the responsible person of BMZ and two cameramen, the film crew was as well accompanied by a representative of the German Embassy Dar es Salaam.
Together with Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), H.P. Gauff Ingenieure GmbH and our on-site GIZ team the film crew explored the Wild Life Management Area Fort Ikoma, a local Community Conservation Bank System in Bonchugo as well as a Natural Resource Management Committee in Nyamatoke, among other things. Furthermore they were glad to interview the Chief Park Warden of Serengeti National Park and the Executive Director of Serengeti District. To have a closer view of the resident’s perspective they interviewed also local providers, farmers and other important stakeholders.
The German cooperation with Tanzanian National Parks Authority (TANAPA) and especially Serengeti National Park Authority (SENAPA) as well as Serengeti District supports the conservation of a unique biodiversity in Tanzania. The integration of the population in natural resource management creates a better understanding of biodiversity’s importance, establish new income opportunities and helps to avoid human wildlife conflicts.