Where We Work:


Overgrazing by livestock, shifting cultivation, human-wildlife conflict (HWC), and poaching are some of the most serious threats to wildlife and habitat in Tanzania. We operate at the local and national levels to help Tanzanians safeguard biodiversity and implement solutions that offer wins for nature and people.

Our work in three critical landscapes is multi-faceted, reflecting the diversity of challenges and opportunities at hand. Activities include:

  • HWC interventions that protect crops, prevent retaliatory attacks on wildlife, and save lives
  • Support for restoration and conservation of habitats
  • Counter-wildlife-trafficking efforts, including support for cross-border collaboration to fight poaching
  • Support for environmental monitoring through training and provisions in state-of-the-art technology
  • Sustainable agriculture solutions that make economies work for nature
  • Livestock extension services that help integrate Manyara Ranch—a critical wildlife corridor and giraffe breeding ground—into the life of the community
Tanzania Kilombero Maasai Steppe Tsavo-Mkomazi
Priority Landscapes

We work with the people of Tanzania for wildlife. Our strategic, implementing, and funding partners include:

Vice President’s Office, Environment Division

US Agency for International Development

Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute

Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority

Tanzania National Parks

Tanzania Forest Services Agency

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

Swedish International Development Agency

Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania

Rufiji Basin Water Board - strategic partner

President’s Office - Regional Administration and Local Government

National Land Use Planning Commission

Ministry of Water

Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka

Wildlife We Are Protecting

By the Numbers


51,850 Number of people benefiting from AWF's conservation efforts


4 of 5 Wildlife populations supported by AWF that are stable/increasing

Pastor Magingi


Pastor Magingi

Tanzania Country Coordinator/ Senior Manager Strategy Development