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Partnership is key in achieving our mission and vision.

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

BirdLife International

BirdLife International is the world’s leader in bird conservation. Nature Tanzania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BirdLife International Africa Partnership Secretariat – to generate greater support for efforts towards enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Tanzania to ensure conservation impact. In June 2022, Nature Tanzania became the BirdLife International partner in Tanzania joining the largest partnership of nature conservation organisations worldwide.

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. It is one of the oldest and largest environmental associations in Germany and a BirdLife partner in Germany. NABU has been supporting Nature Tanzania since our inception. NABU supports Nature Tanzania in research, biodiversity conservation, livelihood development, capacity building and awareness raising.  NABU is funding Nature Tanzania several projects including the Institutional Capacity Building Project, AfriEvolve project,  Addressing the Illegal Killings of Birds (IKB) in Central Tanzania,  and Grey Crowned Crane Conservation Project in the Kagera, Arusha and Moshi regions.

USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity

Nature Tanzania has received 2 years (June 2022 – May 2024) Fixed Amount Award from the USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili Project to implement a “School Environment Education in Derema (SEED)” project in the Amani-Nilo Forest Corridor (ANFC). The SEED project uses education for sustainable development, linked with SDG 4.7, to nurture primary and secondary students to become champions for the conservation and protection of the ANFC. The project targets six primary and two secondary schools in ANFC. USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project uses the eco-school concept to develop a youth workforce aware of and concerned about the ANFC and its associated conservation problems. It will pilot sustainable micro-projects to provide a source of income for the eco-schools. Through outdoor activities e.g. birdwatching and micro-projects, the project promotes and encourages volunteering spirit and active participation of young people in environmental protection within the ANFC.


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.

Altezza Travel

In March 2023, Nature Tanzania partnered with Altezza Travel, a tour company based in Moshi, Tanzania that runs amazing high-quality tours around Tanzania. The partnership aims to support Nature Tanzania’s program on Biodiversity Monitoring (BiMO) field training and mentoring that targets youths including university graduates in biodiversity conservation. The program is implemented at Amani Nature Forest Reserve (ANFR) in collaboration with the Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation of the University of Dar es Salaam. 

Click here to read more about the BiMO project and the Altezza Travel partnership.


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 Uganda

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.

Kearsleys Travel & Tours

Kearsleys a 75-year-old Tanzanian DMC is one of the corporate members of Nature Tanzania supporting our conservation and community empowerment programs. Kearsleys is at the forefront in ensuring that many tourists from overseas are attracted to visit out alluring majestic country, Tanzania. Over the years, Kearsleys has been the main driving force, a market leader and a strong mover & shaker within the travel and tours industry in Tanzania and East Africa.

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