Assessing wildlife corridors in Tanzania
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7 Oct 2011
With the fourth and final phase of 2011 underway this week, our team in Tanzania are geared up for some exciting surveys. Currently, the team are studying hard, learning survey techniques such as large mammal transects and how to correctly identify species they may come across in the savannah.
The team will be looking at spoor to identify which mammals use the wildlife corridors in the Kilombero Valley. Such species include elephant, buffalo, zebra, aardvark and duiker.
Currently, the Frontier team are assessing the value of wildlife corridors in the region and how local communities can benefit from protected and locally managed areas.
Frontier have also engaged with and run workshops in a number of villages in the Kilombero Valley on sustainable forest product use and the economic benefits of protected areas. Hopefully, these initiatives will ensure the corridors in the region remain open as a resource for wildlife and communities alike.
If you would like to play a role in community development and decreasing the human-wildlife conflict then check out our Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure project.