The United States government, through its US Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged millions of US dollars in the next five years to boost wildlife and environment conservation efforts in Tanzania. Read more. To this end, the Tanzanian government plans re-open closed wildlife corridors across the country, stated the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu in Arusha during the official launch of a project dubbed ‘Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation and Tourism (PROTECT).’ “We are coming up with a special program to reopen all wildlife corridors across the country,” he announced.
“ We are reopening the corridors to address the danger to wildlife posed by human induced activities and private developers,” the minister said. He underscored the importance of ensuring wildlife corridors are well conserved in efforts to maintain ecological and genetic connectivity in these times of unprecedented habitat fragmentation. Read more.