Projects in Tanzania
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Projects in Tanzania
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Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Wildlife Corridors: The Case of Tarangire-Manyara Basin Ecosystem, Northern TanzaniaThe aim of this project is to test on the ground the newly developed Buffer Zone Land Use Planning (BUZLUP) Framework so that lessons learnt can be extrapolated to other parts of the world with similar socio-economic and environmental setting.
Does Traditional Ecological Knowledge Contribute to Conservation of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem?The aim of the project is to assess the role of traditional ecological knowledge to conservation of Loliondo II Forest and its surrounding range lands.
Conservation of Mammal Biodiversity in Southern TanzaniaThe project aims to assess Mammal biodiversity in Lukwika Lumesule Game and Mbangala Forest Reserves in Southern Tanzania in order to enhance their conservation status.
An Assessment of the Status of Small to Medium Mammals in Mkomazi National Park in Northern TanzaniaThe project seeks to use remote cameras to explore the distribution of cryptic and nocturnal mammals in Mkomazi National Park and ensure long-term monitoring for the species.
Seed Predation and Plant Recruitment in an Endangered Coffea kihansiensisWe aim to generate basic ecological knowledge by examining seed predators and their effects on seed survival and plant recruitment in the area.
Improving Efficiency of Ranger Patrols in Detecting and Preventing Poaching in Serengeti National Park and Adjacent ReservesWe aim to develop a spatial crime map of poaching and to improve conservation efficiency in the protected areas.
Habitat Suitability Modelling and Conservation Implications for Threatened Tanzania’s Puku Antelope, Kobus vardonii in Kilombero Valley, TanzaniaThe overall objective of this project is to map habitat suitability of puku, by linking species distribution to environmental factors (climate, topography, vegetation, and land-cover) and exploring the most significant factors for its decline.
Ecology and Role of Land Use on Abundance, Diversity and Distribution of Small Mammalian Carnivores in Ruaha Ecosystems, TanzaniaThe project aim to determine distribution, relative abundance, diversity, habitat use, activity patterns and threats of small mammalian carnivores across land use
Resolving Conflict Between Humans and Threatened Carnivores Around Ruaha National Park, TanzaniaThe aim of the project is to reduce conflict between humans and large carnivores in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape by improving the cost-benefit ratio of carnivore presence on village land.
The Biodiversity and Conservation of Lwafi Game Reserve in the South Western TanzaniaThe aims of my research are to investigate the distribution and abundance of mammals, carry out vegetation monitoring, and determine the extent of current illegal extraction of both mammals and timber in Lwafi Game Reserve Western Tanzania.
Mobilizing Local Communities for Conservation and Management of the Threatened Lake Natron Basin, TanzaniaThis project aims to raise awareness on functions and dynamics of Wetlands and motivate communities integrate conservation in their day to day life.
Empowering Community at Three Villages Adjacent to Mikumi National Park on Participatory Management and Protection of African Elephants’ Habitat TanzaniaOur aims are: - To increase protection and management of elephant’s habitat in Mikumi National Park. - To end human – elephant’s conflict incidences between adjacent villages and park.
Enhancing Conservation of Magombera Forest through Practicing Modern Beekeeping by Adjacent Local CommunitiesThe aim of the project is to create conservation awareness to local communities surround the Magombera forest reserve, empowering them by the modern bee keeping project from traditional one.
Environmental Education with Public Schools near Katavi National ParkPublic schoolchildren in Mpimbwe Division participate in conservation education through national park field trips, tree planting and sustainable poultry keeping.
Disrupting Dispersal? Consequences of Seed Harvesting for Natural Regeneration of an Economically Important Tree in the East Usambara MountainsAllanblackia stuhlmanni, a rainforest canopy tree, has seeds that are harvested for vegetable oil. The goal of this project is to examine how varying seed density affects seed dispersal and the probability of seedling establishment by experimentally manipulating seeds and following seed fate, with the aim to develop guidelines for sustainably managing seed harvest.
Wild African VioletsThis project seeks to establish living collections of wild African violets
Feasibility Study on Elephant Movement between the Greater Ruaha Ecosystem and Selous Ecosystem in Central Eastern, TanzaniaTo establish if the hypothesis that there is elephant movement between Greater Ruaha and Selous ecosystems is worth more detailed investigation.
Ecological Survey and Community Empowerment for Conservation of Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-Shrike (Malaconotus alius) in Uluguru Mountains, TanzaniaTo ascertain the population and habitat condition of the endangered Uluguru bush-shrike (M. alius) and empower the local communities with fuel wood efficient cook stove technology.
Capacity Building of Conservation Scouts Working in Communities Surrounding Ruaha National ParkThis project aims to involve local communities in the conservation of Ruaha National Park.
Bushmeat Hunting in the Serengeti Ecosystem: Nutritional and Socio-Economic DriversThe aims of this project are to 1) assess the nature of demand for bushmeat by local communities living in the Serengeti ecosystem, specifically with regard to socio-economic and nutritional motivations for consuming bushmeat, and 2) to determine the viability of poultry as an alternative to bushmeat and to determine whether improving poultry production by vaccinating against Newcastle disease will help reduce bushmeat hunting.
Hoofed Mammals in a Fragmented Landscape: Science, Education, and Advocacy for Community Conservation of Tropical UngulatesOur aim is the establishment of a successful community-based wildlife conservation area in the last remaining wildlife migration route in Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem.
Science, Education and Advocacy for Community Conservation of Tropical Ungulates II: Documenting Wildlife Management Area (WMA) EffectivenessOur project is an integrated research, education, and advocacy campaign to conserve the threatened wildlife of the Tarangire Ecosystem of northern Tanzania. We are conducting ongoing landscape-level wildlife research for 20 species of ungulate (hoofed mammals) to ensure reliable data are available for management, planning, and conservation. We are also educating decision makers about community conservation, and advocating for creation of a new Wildlife Management Area.
The Strategic Conservation of Threatened Pare Mountains Reserve, TanzaniaThe project educates the community on the importance of conservation of the PM Reserve and mobilize them in integrating conservation activities in their daily lives
Planting Prunus africana in Chagga Homegardens, Northern TanzaniaThe overall aim of this project is to educate, encourage and mobilize farmers to plant and improve management of P. africana, which is an internationally valuable and threatened species, in their agroforestry farming systems.