The Serengeti is a priceless ecosystem and a national treasure of Tanzania. One of the seven wonders of Africa, the Serengeti is home to over 70 large mammal species and over 500 bird species. It is one of the most diverse habitats on earth, boasting numerous river forests, swamps, grasslands, woodlands, and kopjes.
But the Serengeti is a vulnerable place. Industrialization, human population growth, farming and poaching all threaten the creatures and native people of this magnificent place. The Serengeti Conservation Project along with hundreds of volunteers and wildlife specialists have been hard at work protecting the Serengeti. What’s the current state of the Serengeti Conservation Project? Let’s explore renewed and ongoing protection efforts below.
Poaching of elephants, rhinos, and other precious wildlife has been a problem in the Serengeti for years. But Serengeti park authorities have increased their coordination of anti-poaching and monitoring activities to prevent and counter crimes against wildlife. The Serengeti Conservation Project has engaged with stakeholders to obtain sustainable funding in an effort to decrease poaching.
Aerial support has become a critical factor in renewed conservation efforts. Aerial patrols are coordinated with park wardens to prevent poaching and other threats to Serengeti wildlife.
Along with aerial support, the park’s anti-poaching car fleet continues to deploy ranger patrols throughout the Serengeti park. On the ground patrols are essential to protecting and conserving the ecosystem.
Ongoing Protection for Serengeti Rhinos
The Serengeti Black Rhino was almost poached to extinction twenty years ago. But continued protection measures have stabilized the population. The Serengeti Conservation Project is committed to continued protection efforts for the vulnerable Black Rhino population. Training, equipment, and logistical support is secured for specialized ranger units.
The Serengeti Conservation Project continues to fund and deploy community outreach programs. Empowering and educating local Serengeti communities is a critical component of conservation strategies and techniques. If you want to learn more about helping to protect the amazing Serengeti, speak with a Tanzania Specialist now at 614-563-3579!