Serengeti De-Snaring Program
Poaching remains a major challenge to conservation in Tanzania. In the Serengeti, tour operators are now supporting Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) by funding Frankfurt Zoological Society’s De-Snaring Program in the Serengeti.
Snaring often targets abundant species such as wildebeests, which are poached for their bushmeat. But snares are also deadly traps for many other animals that are not targeted, such as predators or elephants.
The FZS Serengeti de-snaring program is a unique partnership between FZS, Serengeti Park management and tour operators working in the area. The project employs teams of ex-poachers that move through the park, removing snares and freeing trapped animals. Since the project began in 2017, the team has removed almost 30,000 snares and freed 286 live animals! In 2018 alone, we collected over 17,000 snares in the Serengeti. In order to continue doing this important work, we need your help.
Tour Operators and Partners Supporting the fight against poaching
Most of the funding for this program comes from voluntary donations from camps and hotels. This program benefits all stakeholders in tourism.