The BBC have reported that the populations of wildlife species in the world-renowned Masai Mara reserve in Kenya have crashed in the past three decades, according to research published in the Journal of Zoology. Numbers of impala, warthog, giraffe, topi and Coke's hartebeest have declined by over 70%, say scientists. Even fewer survive beyond the
Seminar on the Friday 3rd June 2011 at the Kimemo Holdings at 3.30 pm to 5pm. The seminar will provide presentations and a discussion forum on the development of an organization that will provide guidelines and accreditation for responsible tourism in Tanzania. The meeting will be opened by Richard Rugimbana of the Tourism Confederation of
Plans to extract soda from Lake Natron are surfacing again. After TATA chemicals pulled out, conservationists had a win and the future of the Lake Natron was secured. A new approaching is being developed and according to an article from the Daily News from the 27th February, the soda plant will be good for the flamingos; "The project
For years there has been conflict in Loliondo surrounding land and natural resource uses. The conflict is complex, with many stakeholders involved, but the root of the problem is clear—land. The drought of July 2009 brought conflict tensions to a head, resulting in burned homesteads, reported human rights abuses, 50,000 cattle displaced and considerable economic loss
Honeyguide Foundation team members, William Joseph and Bakari Jaha attend the Legacy Foundation Briquette Producers’ Conference held on the November 14th-19th in Arusha. Through a grant provided by the McKnight Foundation, Legacy Foundation was funded to conduct a briquette producers’ meeting/workshop, as a follow-up to the Training of Trainers that was conducted in 2009 for
A useful guide to better waste management, this toolkit provides guidelines, ideas, examples and information to help the hospitality industry to improve management of their solid waste. Primarily this publication was designed for Zanzibar, however this is a practical approach that will help any hotelier, restaurateur or camp manager improve their waste management with helpful hints
Find a home for all your rubbish, this small publication provides contact details of different waste recycling companies and organizations based in Arusha and Dar es Salaam. For your rubbish such as plastics, glass and metals, there is a commercial value to these items and different companies based in Arusha and Dar es Salaam will
It is true that a new highway is going to be built across the Serengeti? And if so, why? The floor is full of questions, debate, and absolute outrage from local, regional, and international conservationists. The Maasai in Pinyinyi are quite keen to see this road pass through; it will help them join the 21st century. Do the Wakuria in Machochwe feel the same way?