The Greater Kilimanjaro area – a 25,623 km2 transboundary landscape that spans the Kenya–Tanzania border – is a critical region for elephant, lion and other species. Effective collaboration between local communities, NGOs and national wildlife authorities has proven successful in anti-poaching efforts, and more broadly in protecting the region’s wildlife.
Anti-poaching activities are seen as one element in a programme which is also focussed on developing community-based tourism, community capacity building, grazing management, livestock improvement and compensation schemes for loss from wild animal predators. All of contributed to a decrease in poaching.
The poaching and wildlife trade problem
Species affected African Elephant Loxodonta africana
Strengthening disincentives for illegal behaviourFurther detail
Members of local communities are wildlife scouts and guards.
Increasing incentives for wildlife stewardship
Conservation jobs are highly popular. Working as a guide or in a tourism facility all confer prestige, as well as offering training and an income.
Revenue is generated from hunting (in Tanzania).
Increasing livelihoods that are not related to wildlife
Social benefits such as water services, schools, bursaries and medical facilities.
Organisers, donors and partners
For further information contact People Not Poaching coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).