Projects in Tanzania, United Republic of

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Abiud Kaswamila

Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Wildlife Corridors: The Case of Tarangire-Manyara Basin Ecosystem, Northern Tanzania

The 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.

Agnes Sirima

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.

Alexander Lobora

Conservation of Mammal Biodiversity in Southern Tanzania

The project aims to assess Mammal biodiversity in Lukwika Lumesule Game and Mbangala Forest Reserves in Southern Tanzania in order to enhance their conservation status.

Alexander Lobora

An Assessment of the Status of Small to Medium Mammals in Mkomazi National Park in Northern Tanzania

The 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.

Alfan Rija

Seed Predation and Plant Recruitment in an Endangered Coffea kihansiensis

We aim to generate basic ecological knowledge by examining seed predators and their effects on seed survival and plant recruitment in the area.

Alfred Chitiki

Habitat Suitability Modelling and Conservation Implications for Threatened Tanzania’s Puku Antelope, Kobus vardonii in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania

The 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.

Amelia Dickman

Resolving Conflict Between Humans and Threatened Carnivores Around Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

The 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.

Andimile Martin

The Biodiversity and Conservation of Lwafi Game Reserve in the South Western Tanzania

The 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.

Andrew Samora

Mobilizing Local Communities for Conservation and Management of the Threatened Lake Natron Basin, Tanzania

This project aims to raise awareness on functions and dynamics of Wetlands and motivate communities integrate conservation in their day to day life.

Andrew Samora

Mobilizing Local Communities for Conservation and Management of the Threatened Lake Natron Basin, Tanzania

The project aims to support wetland conservation and the promotion of Maasai livelihoods through education and eco-cultural tourism.

Caroline Chumo

Environmental Education with Public Schools near Katavi National Park

Public schoolchildren in Mpimbwe Division participate in conservation education through national park field trips, tree planting and sustainable poultry keeping.

Carrie Seltzer

Disrupting Dispersal? Consequences of Seed Harvesting for Natural Regeneration of an Economically Important Tree in the East Usambara Mountains

Allanblackia 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.

Colin Watkins

Wild African Violets

This project seeks to establish living collections of wild African violets

Cuthbert Nahonyo

Feasibility Study on Elephant Movement between the Greater Ruaha Ecosystem and Selous Ecosystem in Central Eastern, Tanzania

To establish if the hypothesis that there is elephant movement between Greater Ruaha and Selous ecosystems is worth more detailed investigation.

David Maleko

Ecological Survey and Community Empowerment for Conservation of Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-Shrike (Malaconotus alius) in Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania

To 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.

Dawson Eligard

Capacity Building of Conservation Scouts Working in Communities Surrounding Ruaha National Park

This project aims to involve local communities in the conservation of Ruaha National Park.

Dennis Rentsch

Bushmeat Hunting in the Serengeti Ecosystem: Nutritional and Socio-Economic Drivers

The 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.

Derek Lee

Hoofed Mammals in a Fragmented Landscape: Science, Education, and Advocacy for Community Conservation of Tropical Ungulates

Our aim is the establishment of a successful community-based wildlife conservation area in the last remaining wildlife migration route in Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem.

Diana Kimbute

The Strategic Conservation of Threatened Pare Mountains Reserve, Tanzania

The project educates the community on the importance of conservation of the PM Reserve and mobilize them in integrating conservation activities in their daily lives

Dino Andrew Woise

Planting Prunus africana in Chagga Homegardens, Northern Tanzania

The 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.

Dino Andrew Woise

Domestication of Prunus africana in Chagga Homegardens, Tanzania

To improve domestication of Prunus africana through evaluation of early tree growth performance and introduction of more effective propagation methods.

Dominic Malesa

Community Empowerment to Campaign against Mkuju River Uranium Project

This project aims to educate campaign and raise public awareness to local community leaders on the severe effects of mining uranium to people of Namtumbo District and to wildlife and forests of Selous Game Reserve which is a home to the world’s largest elephant population. This project campaigns that the project is abandoned or revised.

Dorice Lutatenekwa

Conservation of Primates in North Pare

This project aims at promoting conservation of primates in North Pare Mountains, through management of conflict between primates and farmers.

Dr. Francesco Rovero

Ranger and Community-Based Monitoring of Biodiversity in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania

The project aims to contribute to ecosystem protection in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park by establishing a biodiversity monitoring programme that effectively involves rangers and the local communities.

Dr. Francesco Rovero

Boosting Local Capacity for Ecological Monitoring: Long-Term, Integrated Research and Conservation Programme in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania

This project aims to consolidate ecological monitoring and research for anticipating population declines and boosting local capacity to respond to increasing threats in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, a global biodiversity hotspot.