“To keep Serengeti at its best”
Meet Masegeri Tumbuya Rurai, Frankfurt Zoological Society’s new Project Leader of community work around Serengeti.
Born in 1975 in the village of Samunge, in the Loliondo area east of Serengeti National Park, Rurai has shown a deep commitment to conservation of the Serengeti ecosystem over his entire career. Three years ago, he joined FZS as Technical Advisor of the Community Wildlife Management Area project funded by the European Union. Starting in October 2016, he has taken on the leadership of Serengeti community work. His appointment provides strong continuity and institutional memory. Here, he talks about his motivation, the challenges for the project and his way to school.
How did you first learn about FZS?
From your perspective, what are the major achievements of FZS in Serengeti?
Same question, but from a community perspective: What has been achieved?
Looking at conservation in general, what does community work have to contribute?
You are SEMA project leader now, what do you want to achieve, short-term and long-term?
Do you plan to start new activities?
Animals are part of my life. Masegeri Tumbuya Rurai