2024 – PROJECT OBJECTIVES
Our partners in Nature Tanzania will use 100% of the funds raised to combat the issue of Illegal Killing of Birds (IKB) in Tanzania, with a focus on the White Stork. Surveys conducted by Nature Tanzania estimate that over 84,000 birds are killed each month – and among these are an estimated 10,000 White Storks killed every migratory season.
The project will focus on the following activities:
– Educating and engaging the community by direct communication, village assemblies, radio and television, and school programs – Focusing on White Stork conservation, stopping IKB and the negative impact on human health resulting in consuming birds killed by poisoning.
– Recruiting and training hunters as White Stork Conservation champions to help with monitoring poaching and hunting hotspots.
– Identifying socio-economic factors driving IKB in Tanzania in order to develop more targeted intervention plans for: public education, alternative livelihood strategies, policy & legislation formulation and enforcement by government agencies and other stakeholders.
– Promotion of low scale livelihood activities among converted poachers to address IKB from an economic angle. This include poultry farming and beekeeping to increase family incomes and reduce the reliance on hunting.