Conservation in Tanzania
Tanzania has the highest animal diversity in sub Saharan Africa. It has a higher percentage of its area dedicated to National Parks, Game Reserves, Forest Reserves and Game Controlled Areas than any other country in Africa. Tanzania is one of the few countries in Africa where game is also found outside of protected areas. The fees that tourists pay when visiting Tanzania directly contribute to to the running of the reserves and the protection of the wildlife within.
There are a variety of different NGO conservation projects in Tanzania, some of which invite visitors to help by taking part in surveys. For example the Wild Dog Watch Campaign and Cheetah Watch Campaign surveys run by TAWIRI (Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute), F.Z.S. (Frankfurt Zoological Society) and W.C.S (World Conservation Society). There is a lot of data from northern Tanzania, but there is a real need for information from southern Tanzania.
Wild Things provides the logistical support for the Selous Lion Project. In addition clients visiting Selous are encouraged to make a $10 per person per day donation to help this project Selous Lion Project if you are interested in this project or would like to donate. Please contact us if you are interested in this project or would like to donate.
Wild Things Safaris provides logistical support for a variety of other scientific expeditions. Past clients include the British Natural History Museum, Kew Gardens, Newcastle University and the Mpingo conservation Project.