Projects in Tanzania

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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.

Alfan Rija

Improving Efficiency of Ranger Patrols in Detecting and Preventing Poaching in Serengeti National Park and Adjacent Reserves

We aim to develop a spatial crime map of poaching and to improve conservation efficiency in the protected areas.

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.

Alphonce Msigwa

Ecology and Role of Land Use on Abundance, Diversity and Distribution of Small Mammalian Carnivores in Ruaha Ecosystems, Tanzania

The project aim to determine distribution, relative abundance, diversity, habitat use, activity patterns and threats of small mammalian carnivores across land use

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.

Angelus Runji

Empowering Community at Three Villages Adjacent to Mikumi National Park on Participatory Management and Protection of African Elephants’ Habitat Tanzania

Our 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.

Anna Mahulu

Enhancing Conservation of Magombera Forest through Practicing Modern Beekeeping by Adjacent Local Communities

The 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.

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.

Derek Lee

Science, Education and Advocacy for Community Conservation of Tropical Ungulates II: Documenting Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Effectiveness

Our 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.

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.