With USAID funding, TNC will continue to lead a unique partnership comprising of both international and local organizations to support the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative in the Tarangire/Maasai Steppe ecosystem. This ecosystem comprises the key stretch of rangelands, which connect Serengeti to the west with the Amboseli ecosystem to the east. Included in this landscape are key areas aimed at enhancing wildlife conservation, ecosystem connectivity and community rights, including: 5 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) (Burunge, Randilen, Makame, Enduimet and Natron), 8 communal Customary Certificates of Rights of Occupancy (CCROs) (titled for communal grazing and traditional use), 2 community grazing and conservation easement zones and over 50 villages.
Four key strategies will guide our work. The ultimate impact of implementing these strategies will be:
- More resilient human and natural communities, with women and youth empowered;
- Inclusive broad-based economic growth sustained;
- Effective democratic governance improved, particularly for wildlife conservation.