WWF-Tanzania handed over a new project vehicle to TNRF on 31st March, 2021 at WWF offices in Arusha to ensure efficient implementation of the project. The event was graced by representatives from WWF led by project coordinator Dr. Rolf and Head of Operations Mr. Lucason. TNRF team was led by Executive Director. The vehicle, a Toyota Land-cruiser Hardtop was handed by Tanzania WWF operation manager Mr. Lucason Maiga to TNRF director Mr. Zakaria Faustin who thanked WWF for the helping hand, noting that they entered into agreement with WWF to cooperate on conservation and that the donated vehicle would be useful in it's work, especially travelling in rural areas to raise awareness to the communities about environmental conservation, safeguarding forests, land and wildlife protection. The vehicle will also help smoothing the implementation of climate change resilient project in the 4 community and conservation management areas in northern Tanzania and the community management area in Kisima and Karamba-Ndea in Mkomazi wildlife corridor to see improvement in their climate resilience for effective management of natural resources and improved livelihoods and well-being of the community. Since most of the areas where the project is being implemented have poor road infrastructure, the vehicle will help reaching remote areas that could be difficult to reach.

Speaking during the handing over event, Mr. Maiga said the vehicle will assist in the wildlife projects in Wildlife Management Areas including those at Enduimet, Ikoma, Makao, Lake Natron and Mkomazi national Park under TNRF supervision. 

The Coordinator for the project Dr. Rolf clarified the support that BMZ project is supporting such as providing water supply to local communities, livestock management, installing solar power, supporting WMAs managament areas etc He added that to support these communities transport is one of the key condition and it is important for natural resources to be safeguarded for the current and future generations and mitigate the effects of climate change.

TNRF Director is thankful to WWF Germany for this asset that will assist reaching the goal and is committed to the collaboration and longer partnership with WWF.

The World Wide Fund (WWF) in partnership with Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) are implementing a project BMZ Climate Facility Project “Protection of key Ecosystems, Increased Resilience and Adaptation for their Sustainable Use by Local Communities in Southeast Africa”.

Main stakeholders for this project are; District councils (Meatu, Mwanga, Same, Longido and Serengeti), WMAs (Enduimet, Ikona, Makao and Lake Natron) and community members. TNRF is one of the local Tanzania partners in the project being implemented in 4 countries including Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The project is funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through WWF Germany in Partnership with Engagement Global.