WCST - WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF TANZANIA, ARUSHA BRANCH - PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT


WCST - Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania - Arusha Branch


WCST - Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania - Arusha Branch

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Mission

The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's mission is to work WCST - Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania.towards the conservation of the flora, fauna, and environment of Tanzania for the benefit of mankind. The Society was founded in 1988 and is Tanzania's only national conservation organization.

National Activities

Since its founding over fifteen years ago WCST has been involved in a wide array of conservation activities at the local and national levels. These include environmental education and recreational activities such as bird walks; forest conservation in places such as the Eastern Arc and coastal forests; conservation policy including a prominent role in advocating for the original international ban on ivory trade in 1989; and conservation of important bird habitats in Tanzania.

WCST is the designated national partner of Birdlife International and works with that organization and other international and local collaborators to conserve areas of critical importance for the nation's avian diversity. These include areas such as the Usangu Game Reserve, Uluguru Mountains, and Usambara Mountains, where WCST works in the field to address conservation challenges. In 2003 WCST published, with support from Birdlife International, the landmark text, Important Bird Areas of Tanzania, by Neil and Elizabeth Baker.

WCST publishes the magazine Miombo as a service to its members. Miombo features articles and research on a variety of contemporary conservation issues written by conservation leaders from both within and outside Tanzania.

The Arusha Branch

WCST's Arusha Branch was revived in 2002 after about eight years of dormancy. The Branch was revived in order to WCST - Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania, Arusharevitalize WCST's efforts to achieve its mission in the northern part of the country and to respond to pressing conservation issues in the region as perceived by a growing number of past and present WCST members. The Arusha Branch is still in the process of revitalizing its membership and activities in the region. Initial efforts include the establishment of a Tanzania Natural Resource Forum which brings together different actors and organizations to improve communication, information sharing, and develop collaborative solutions to natural resource management challenges in northern Tanzania. The Branch has started a series of evening talks on conservation and ecological subjects as well as frequent bird walks to sites around Arusha. Please see our Upcoming Events forum for more information.

The WCST Arusha Branch's office is located at the Old Boma Museum at the top of Boma Street in downtown Arusha. The Arusha Branch Executive Officer is Cosmas Nguya. Mr. Nguya can be reached at wcstarusha@habari.co.tz for any and all enquiries related to the Branch's activities. Please also see further contact details.

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