|Town/Region||Ruaha National Park|
|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Date||26 Sep 2006|
Friends of Ruaha Society (FORS) is a small NGO based in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania in Iringa region. FORS was established and registered (registration number SO. 6394) in 1984 to help protect the animals and environment of Ruaha National Park. As the national park’s capacity to fulfill their own mission has increased, FORS’ role has evolved to include working with the communities around the park. The well being of the wildlife of Ruaha National Park depends on the support of the local communities. The local communities, in turn, can benefit from tourism drawn by the wildlife, but a sense of pride in their unique environment and a responsible attitude towards this environment needs first to be fostered. Thus, attending to the needs of both wildlife and local people is vital to the success of both.
FORS concentrate its efforts in three general areas:
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