Protecting Tanzania's wilderness
We have been supporting our Tanzanian partners for more than 60 years. In the Serengeti ecosystem, for example, we provide support in the form of monitoring flights, technical expertise from our car workshop, and equipment for rangers. We work closely with the communities living near the national park and promote development, among other things through microcredit programs for implementing sustainable business ideas as well as through further professional training opportunities.
Since 2012, we have also been working in the Selous Game Reserve, which was originally one of the largest nature reserves on earth. In 2019, Tanzania divided the Selous to allow for the construction of a controversial hydropower plant. Part of the Selous is now Nyerere National Park, which we support with aerial surveillance, equipment for park rangers, and a car workshop.
About 800 to 900 chimpanzees live in Mahale National Park. We are helping to preserve the population there and to create protected areas and corridors for the animals outside the national park as well. As in the other projects, the integration and cooperation with the local population is a central component of our conservation work.
In Loving Memory of Captain Bernard Michael Shayo06/07/2023News
In Loving Memory of Captain Bernard Michael Shayo
The world of conservation and aviation mourns the loss of a true champion today. Captain Bernard Michael Shayo, a passionate and dedicated conservation pilot, who tragically lost his life in a plane crash on May 18, 2023.
In Loving Memory of Aman Mgogollo06/07/2023News
In Loving Memory of Aman Mgogollo
The conservation community mourns the tragic loss of Aman John Mgogollo, a brilliant and dedicated GIS specialist, who lost his life in a plane crash in Matambwe, Tanzania, on May 18, 2023. With profound sadness, we remember Aman’s exceptional contributions to conservation and his unwavering commitment to preserving our natural … Read more
Two FZS staff and TANAPA ranger killed in tragic plane crash05/19/2023News
Two FZS staff and TANAPA ranger killed in tragic plane crash
Two of our colleagues and one TANAPA ranger were killed in the crash of our Cessna 182 in Nyerere National Park, Tanzania, on Thursday 18 May.