The German government has released 18 million euro to support conservation of wildlife in the Selous Game Reserve (SGR) in Southern Tanzania.
Germany also donated 6 brand-new Toyota Land Cruisers for anti-poaching patrols in the Selous, the biggest wildlife conserved reserve in Africa.
The Germany ambassador to Tanzania, Mr. Egon Kochanke, explained that the Selous Ecosystem Conservation and Development (SECAD) program was a joint effort by the two governments and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to conserve the SGR a nd its wider ecosystem and address threats to its status as a World Heritage site effectively.
The program will be implemented by the Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, through the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), in co-operation with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS).
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German aid to Tanzania Wildlife