Our Tanzanian Partners
PAMS Foundation works to protect elephants and giraffes in the Tarangire Ecosystem. This work includes: facilitating regular ranger foot patrols and aerial patrols; training and better equipping rangers and scouts to provide improved surveillance and anti-poaching rapid response, and to improve prosecution success; and providing support to local communities in the Tarangire Ecosystem through environmental education. Wild Nature Institute assists PAMS by monitoring wildlife populations to determine whether their resource-protection efforts are effective.
Inyuat e MAA, popularly known as MAA, is a membership-based organization working throughout the northern Tanzanian rangelands. Their mission is to promote sustainable livelihoods and environmental health. MAA’s Jacob Porokwa and Enock Chengullah have extensive experience working with indigenous communities by assisting them to diversify their livelihoodss and preserve the environment. MAA assists Wild Nature Institute with community organizing for conservation, including distributing our multi-lingual children’s books to rural schools in the Tarangire Ecosystem and coordinating village-level Environmental Forums.
The Tarangire Lion Project is led by Dr. Bernard Kisssui. Dr. Kissui and his research team monitor the lions that live in and around Tarangire National Park, to better understand the causes, patterns, and impacts of human-lion conflicts related to livestock predation in pastoral communities. The project works with these communities to implement conflict mitigation measures. Dr. Kissui is a collaborative research partner with Wild Nature Institute, sharing data on lion locations to examine the relationship between natural lion predation and survival of giraffe calves.