News

  • New plans: Katavi - Mahale Project

    Beginning of this month some of our NRM team members went on a field visit to Katavi National Park and Mahale National Park. Aim of the visit was to get an oversight on the environmental challenges in the region. During their trip they were accompanied by Julia Hannig, counsellor at the German Embassy ...
  • Stakeholders Workshop on Wildlife Conservation Regulations

    A stakeholder’s workshop was organized on 22nd August 2017 in Arusha in order to provide and accumulate inputs from different stakeholders to the drafted Regulations for wildlife corridors, dispersal areas, migratory routes and buffer zones in Tanzania before it is gazetted. GIZ Tanzania participated on this important workshop it being a key stakeholder of biodiversity conservation in Tanzania through its Natural Resource Management (NRM) project ...
  • An elephant is eating your crops?!

    Addressing human elephant conflicts in Serengeti

    The elephant, being an iconic animal for millions of tourist coming on ‘safari’ to the Serengeti National Park, Ikorongo and Grumeti game reserves and Ikona Wildlife Management Area, is often titled as a ‘conflict’ or dangerous animal by the local population. Elephants find human agriculture an attractive food source, competing with people in areas where they overlap ...
  • TAWA is going online

    The Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) founded in July 2016 is currently in the middle of their establishment process. Besides from their settle in the new office building in Morogoro and their identification and organisation as a new state institution, they make a lot of effort to become more popular within the Tanzanian society ...
  • German Development Cooperation for Biodiversity in Serengeti

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development published a short movie on how the German Development Cooperation engages for biodiversity in Serengeti. The movie give a short overview of the diverse work fields of Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) within Serengeti District and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) ...
  • Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2017 on 3rd March

    For the fourth time since the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 3rd March World Wildlife Day, this special day will be celebrated in 2017 to call once again attention to all challenges wildlife is facing these days. Besides habitat loss, overgrazing, farming and development, especially poaching and trafficking pose immediate threat to many iconic species ...
  • Electronic Revenue Collection in Ngorongoro District

    One of the revenues districts can influence directly, are market fees and taxes as well as gate fees for visitors, trucks and busses crossing the District boundaries. Districts need to boost these revenues to have money for new activities and investments. The Ngorongoro District tested a new revenue collection system on site ...
  • 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 ...
  • National Symbol: The Uhuru Torch arrives in Ngorongoro

    The Uhuru Torch, one of Tanzania's national symbols which stands for freedom and light, entered the District at Klein’s Gate from Serengeti. It moved to Ololosokwan, Sukenya, Ormani, Piyaya all in Loliondo Division to Olbalbal and Oiloibiri in the Ngorongoro Division. Some twenty cars full of people accompanied the Torch on its way through the district and all along the route citizens where cheering ...
  • Meeting of Natural Resource Management (NRM) Team in Arusha, 19th of July 2016

    In July, it was time for another team meeting of the Natural Resource Management Team (NRM). The NRM GIZ Offices teams from Ngorongoro and Serengeti District and Dar es Salaam were joining. General news and recent activities from the individual teams were discussed in detail. The center of the talks was the start of the second project phase which is beginning soon in October 2016 ...
  • Clamping down on poaching from above

    Federal Development Minister Dr Gerd Müller visits Selous Game reserve

    The Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller, has visited the Selous Game Reserve in the heart of Tanzania to officially hand over the new Husky surveillance aircraft to Professor Jumanne Maghembe, Tanzania’s Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism...
  • New Tanzania Wildlife Authority Inaugurated

    The German Embassy Dar es Salaam: "On 16 October 2015 President Kikwete inaugurated the new authority for wildlife conservation, the Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA). TAWA is intended to become one of the leading institutions in conservation and management of wildlife."...
  • Study tour to Zimbabwe

    From the 07th-14th September 2015 the TAWA Change Management Team (CMT) visited Zimbabwe. Aim of the visit was to learn about benefit-sharing models in wildlife management...
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