In a country where four out of every five people live off the land, community-based conservation is an absolute necessity. And in Tanzania, it is yielding big wins for wildlife and biodiversity. Wildlife Management Areas, governed by multiple villages, are a proven tool for increasing biodiversity on the land, and improving the chances that nature will recover.
In Tanzania, the movement of wild animals is just as important as the animals themselves. Here, ancient migrations define the wildlands and shape the ecological trajectory of this majestic landscape. Tanzania’s efforts to incorporate local people in conservation have created sustainable processes in the human world too. While the landscape has suffered due to extractive industry, there is reason to hope for Tanzania’s future.
Ecologically intact & protected landscapes comprise 50% or more of this country.
Intact landscapes lacking protected status comprise 50% or more of this country.
Between 20-40% of landscapes are still ecologically intact.
Less than 20% of the natural ecology of this area is intact.
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Comprises a protected area system that includes Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Maswa Game Reserve, interconnecting multiple landscapes and migratory routes.
One of just two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country (the other is Gombe Stream National Park), it also lacks a single road, which contributes to its remoteness and health.
A number of migratory marine species, including Humpback whales and dolphins use this globally significant protected area as a refuge.