Corridor Research Project - Laying the Foundations

The Tanzanian conservation authorities, the District administrations and a number of communities agree in principle that there is need for better conservation of the corridor. Following this important agreement, a research project was carried out from 2000 to 2003 by a partnership of Tanzanian and German research institutions. The major scientific input came from the Berlin based Institute of Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research. The objective of the project was to develop a sound scientific foundation for the planned conservation activities.

A combination of state-of-the-art technology such as satellite tracking of elephants, combined with local indigenous knowledge, proved that the planned wildlife corridor provides a significant biological landscape linkage that is important to the integrity of the greater ecosystem.

Key results like ecosystem description and identification of migration routes, wildlife population sizes and human-wildlife conflict areas will assist the long-term conservation of the corridor.

Links related to this topic

Dr. Donald Mpanduji - Population and Movement of Elephants in Selous Niassa Corridor - www.diss.fu-berlin.de/2004/307/indexe.html

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