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  • Film Shooting in Selous Game Reserve

    As part of the GIZ initiative “Faces and Stories” Filmmaker Lutz Gregor went to Selous Game Reserve to document the work of Mr. Kibonde, Manager of Selous Game Reserve and the rangers...
  • Introductory workshop on IUCN Guidelines on “Protected Areas Governance Assessment”

    The GIZ NRM project supports the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) in the process of restructuring and transforming its Wildlife Division into an autonomous organization, the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA). To further address the question on “how do we want to operate as a new organization”, the Change Management Team (CMT) together with the Wildlife Division decided to engage in a broader governance process ...
  • GIZ Planning Workshop for TAWA support 2015, Bagamoyo, 14.02.2015

    The GIZ planning workshop for TAWA support in 2015 was completed successfully on the 14th of February 2015 in Bagamoyo. Both the TAWA Change Management Team and the TAWA Task Force were represented at the workshop. The GIZ NRM Project presented the draft operational plan for TAWA support in 2015. The proposed activities were then jointly discussed in three working groups ...
  • Cascading of TAWA Strategy to Eastern Zone completed

    The TAWA Change Management Team from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has traveled to many corners and duty stations within the Eastern Zone and part of the Southern Highland Zone to cascade the TAWA Strategy for Transformation and Change. The Eastern Zone as been completed on 12th of February 2015 and a total of 634 Wildlife Division staff have been reached so far ...
  • Visit of the German President Joachim Gauck in Serengeti National Park

    On the 5th of February the German President, Joachim Gauck, paid a visit to the Serengeti National Park. President Gauck emphasized the importance of efforts to conserve Tanzania’s natural heritage and the work put forward by all actors involved. GIZ, KfW and other relevant actors of Germany's conservation efforts were represented at the event ...
  • American and German Governments Partner with Tanzanian Government and Frankfurt Zoological Society to Save Elephants in the Selous

    SELOUS GAME RESERVE, TANZANIA. To combat the very serious threat of poaching in the Selous Game Reserve, the governments of the United States and Germany transferred on Wednesday a significant amount of field equipment for use by Tanzanian game wardens patrolling the reserve. The equipment included small and large tents, torches, maps, binoculars, cameras, uniforms, and boots ...
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) Team Meeting in Arusha, 15th and 16th of December 2014

    For two days the NRM GIZ Offices from Serengeti and Ngorongoro District as well as Dar es Salaam joined for a team meeting in Arusha. Main objective of the meeting was to review the activities conducted by the individual teams and to deliberate on the planning for the upcoming year. The GIZ NRM project has received additional funding from BMZ to support the Tanzanian government in establishing TAWA (Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority) in order to tackle the current challenges of poaching ...
  • Cascading of the TAWA Strategy for Transformation and Change has started

    During a Workshop held on the 17th and 18th of November 2014 the TAWA Strategy was presented to the District Game Officers, Heads of Anti-Poaching Units and leaders of WMAs of the Eastern Zone. This was the first of many Workshops to cascade the TAWA Strategy for Transformation and Change to all six TAWA management zones ...
  • CMT Training in Bagamoyo 10th to 15th of November 2014

    From 10th to 15th of November, the Change Management Team (CMT) held a training in Bagamoyo on “Leadership for Quality and Change” facilitated by Frank Kretzschmar from Stepwise Management®. The program teaches management and leadership skills to enable the Change Management Team (CMT) members to lead the change from Wildlife Division to the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) effectively ...
  • Film Shooting in Selous Game Reserve

    As part of the GIZ initiative “Faces and Stories” a short film on Mr. Benson Kibonde, Manager of Selous Game Reserve, will be released end of October. Filmmaker Lutz Gregor went to Selous Game Reserve to document the work of Mr. Kibonde and the rangers. The film also aims to capture the challenges staffs are confronted with in wildlife protection on a day-to-day basis ...
  • CMT Training in Bagamoyo 29th of September – 04th of October 2014

    From 29th of September to 04th of October, the Change Management Team (CMT) held a training in Bagamoyo on “Total Quality Advantage” facilitated by Frank Kretzschmar from Stepwise Management®. The training was one amongst several trainings that have been conducted in order to support the transformation from Wildlife Division to Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) ...
  • Selous Elephant Emergency Project (SEEP) has been operationalised

    Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve – Africa’s oldest and largest protected area – has suffered greatly from poaching in recent years. The recent Elephant Count in the Game Reserve has proven that the number of elephants is declining dramatically and that their future is threatened. In order to react with immediate assistance to the Game Reserve, the Selous Elephant Emergency Project (SEEP) was established and operationalised in August 2014 ...
  • TAWA is officially gazetted

    TAWA was officially gazetted on 09th of May 2014 as the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority, Gazette No 135.TAWA mandate is the management of wildlife resources outside National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Tanzania hosted successfully an International Elephant Conference

    The Conference was jointly organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) of the United States of America and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The conference focused on ending poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking in Tanzania ...
  • Dramatic shrinking of the Elephant Population in Selous Ecosystem

    In October 2013 an Elephant Census was conducted in Selous Ecosystem under the leadership of Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. The results are striking: the elephant population in Selous has decreased by 66% from the 2009 population. This gives a clear picture of the seriousness of the situation and shows that action against poaching is highly needed ...
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