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Partnership is key in achieving our mission and vision.
Nature Tanzania believes that strong partnerships across all stakeholders is very important to achieve global conservation targets. It is now widely acknowledged that conservation challenges are many for one organisation or stakeholder to address. This inspires us into forging partnerships with communities, local, regional and national governments, civil societies, development partners and the private sector. Since 2016, Nature Tanzania has attracted a number of donors, private sector and civil societies that we are partnering in the conservation of birds, their habitat and also other biodiversity.
Our Donors and Partners
Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU e.V.)
For almost 120 years NABU’s genuine commitment and professional know-how have inspired people to act together for nature. One of the oldest and largest environmental associations in Germany, NABU, also a BirdLife partner in Germany, has more than 770,000 members and supporters. In its international work, NABU focuses on Africa, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Its international activities include protecting habitats and biodiversity, climate protection, ecotourism and environmental education, as well as capacity building, poverty alleviation, and strengthening civil society.
NABU has been supporting Nature Tanzania since its inception. NABU and Nature Tanzania are committed to ensuring sustainable management and conservation of birds, areas identified as Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA). They are also supporting Nature Tanzania in working research, biodiversity conservation, livelihood development, capacity building and awareness raising. NABU is funding Nature Tanzania several projects including the White Conservation Project in Bahi wetlands, Institutional Capacity Building Project and Grey-crowned Crane Conservation Project in the Kagera River.
BirdLife International is the world’s leader in birds conservation. Nature Tanzania has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BirdLife International Africa Partnership Secretariat – For the aim of generating greater support for efforts towards enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Tanzania to ensure conservation impact. Nature Tanzania and BirdLife International implemented the “Developing a Community Based Ecotourism Model at Lake Natron, Tanzania” from July 2017 to June 2020. Joint fundraising, capacity building, community empowerement, awareness raising and advocacy are ongoing as part of the MoU. Nature Tanzania is also working to meet criteria for joining the BirdLife partnership.
Crane Conservation Germany
Crane Conservation Germany is an International organisation dedicated to the conservation of Crane bird species. In Tanzania, CCG together with NABU are supporting Nature Tanzania in the conservation of Grey-crowned Cranes in the Kagera River. The Grey-crowned Crane conservation project supports communities to conserve the Grey-crowned Crane in the area. This is through awareness raising and environmental education, capacity building and through formation of farmers club and kids club aiming at conservation of the bird species.
Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG)
Nature Tanzania and the TFCG are committed to generating greater support for efforts towards enhancing the conservation of birds, forests and supporting the sustainable use of biodiversity in Tanzania to ensure conservation impact. The two partners are also working closely with local communities and other stakeholders in the Eastern Arc Mountains (EAM) including government authorities in the conservation and awareness raising for biodiversity conservation, forest restoration and upscaling sustainable agricultural practices. They are also working to support capacity development of individual and local conservation groups existing in protected and unprotected areas including key IBA sites and the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania.
Nature Tanzania and Nature Uganda are committed to generating greater support for efforts towards enhancing the conservation of birds and other cross-border ecosystems as well as supporting the sustainable use of biodiversity in Uganda and Tanzania to ensure maximum conservation impact. The two partners are working to address research and urgent conservation challenges in East Africa that affect birds, terrestrial ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, forests ecosystems, communities and the wider biodiversity and their habitats. The two organizations also have a strong interest in supporting the sustainable management of Sango Bay–Minziro transboundary ecosystem in both Uganda and Tanzania.
African Bird Club
The African Bird Club (ABC) is a UK registered charity with the aims of supporting conservation of birds and their habitats in Africa. ABC runs a Conservation Awards Programme that supports small to medium sized conservation projects in Africa. Since 1996, it has supported a wide variety of projects including training courses, research into threatened species and promotion and awareness of conservation issues in Africa. Nature Tanzania has benefitted several funding from the African Bird Club mainly to support birds research and conservation in Tanzania. Nature Tanzania also hosts the Tanzania Country Representative of African Bird Club, Mr. Emmanuel Mgimwa.
Albertine Rift Conservation Society
The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS Network) is a regional conservation organization with the mission to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the Albertine Rift region, Africa Great Lakes region and African Mountains through the promotion of collaborative conservation actions for nature and people. Nature Tanzania and ARCOS have signed an MoU of cooperation for informaton sharing on IBAs and KBAs, biodiversity conservation, joint research and fundraising, awareness raising, among others.
Maasai Pastoralist Development Organisation (MPDO-LARETO)
Nature Tanzania has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BMaasai Pastoralist Development Organization (MPDO) – LARETO – For Support and promote alternative and sustainable livelihood to local communities in the areas where MPDO – LARETO and Nature Tanzania are active. This also includes the empowerment of women, men, and youths for the promotion of sustainable development as well as sustainable and efficient energy sources.
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) was founded in 2000 to address this challenge by empowering civil society in developing countries and transitional economies to protect the world’s biodiversity hotspots. The fund is a joint program of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. With funding from the CEPF, Nature Tanzania implemented the “Sustainable forest edge management for the conservation of the Long-billed Forest Warbler and endemic globally threatened biodiversity of the East Usambara Mountains” project from 2017 to 2019.