Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Rufiji Delta

Rufiji Delta, one of the most attractive marine parts of Tanzanian Southern Coastline

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Handing over metal boxes for VICOBA in Temeke


One of EU-WWF Fisheries Co-management Project core activities is to promote Village Community Banks (VICOBA) in the project area in order to increase communities' access to capital and promote their livelihoods activities.  

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Keeping updated with daily information

WWF partners in Mafia update themselves with daily information from various newspapers at WWF Mafia Office.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

World wonders

The (Serengeti-Maasai Mara) Wildebeest migration was recently named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The annual wildebeest migration has been taking place for more than a million years and international film makers have been documenting it for several decades. They migrate from Tanzania to Kenya; from Serengeti to Maasai Mara. The herds of wildebeests attract all sorts of predators providing the amazing scenery where they’re hunted and killed especially by crocodiles when crossing rivers.

Other predators include: lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. The wildebeest population is estimated at 1.5 million. However, they normally graze with zebras and gazelles which consist of approximately 550,000 of the figure. There are two wildebeest species in Africa. The blue wildebeests are native to Tanzania and Kenya while the black wildebeests are native to Botswana and South Africa. Source:

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

WWF Mafia Activities - BMU governance and policy training

Communities in action: above is a group photo of participants of BMU governance and policy training held in Bweni, Mafia District. Other two photos show communities partcipation in the management plan preparation for Bweni village BMU. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

WWF Mafia activities - BMU governance and policy training

(Inside the Venue) - Bweni BMU members listen tentatively to the presenters of governance and policy training taking place  throughout this week in Bweni.

WWF Mafia activities - BMU governance and policy training

(Outside the venue) - It is business as usual. The photos show part of the beach at Bweni, which the BMU's governance and policy training will come up with management plan to manage it for sustainable fisheries activities.

WWF Mafia activities - Visit of Naohiko Watanuki from Jananese Fisheries Agency


Mafia Fisheries Co-management Officer, Paul Kugopya meets with Watanuki when he visited WWF Mafia office on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Watanuki was in the mission to learn about octopus fisheries and certification


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

National Elephant Day: Walk for Elephants

 Students from Jitegemee High School (JKT) leading the walk during the National Elephant Day on 22nd September 2013

Anti-poaching stake holders from various institutions taking part in the National Elephant Day walk held on 22nd September 2013 from the University of Dar es Salaam.
A famous artist and anti-poaching activist Mrisho Mpoto (Mjomba) cheering other stakeholders during the walk.

WWF-Tanzania's Asukile R. Kajuni - Deputy Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Policy Coordinator together with other stakeholders participating in walk during National Elephant Day, 22nd September, 2013


WWF-Tanzania’s Country Director Mr. Bell’Aube Houinato (second right) and the other stakeholders posing with Ivory confiscated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism during the National Elephant Day.

WWF-Tanzania’s Country Director, Mr. Bell’Aube Houinato delivering a key note speech during the National Elephant Day on the 22nd September 2013 at the Mlimani City Conference Center.


Executive secretary of Mbarang’andu Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Mr. Ally Kombo contributing in the National Elephant Day conference.

Leaders of the National Elephant Day event in a group photo.

Credit: All Photos by Laura George of WWF TCO

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Tarmac Road Construction on the Mafia Island


Construction of tarmac road from Utende to Kilindoni town on the Mafia Island will see the first 15 km of tarmac road in the Island