WWF partners in Mafia update themselves with daily information from various newspapers at WWF Mafia Office.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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: http://african.howzit.msn.com/
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
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
(Inside the Venue) - Bweni BMU members listen tentatively to the presenters of governance and policy training taking place throughout this week in Bweni.
(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.
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