Tanzania: U.S Grants 70 Billion/ – to Boost Conservation Efforts
27 JUNE 2015
The US Government, through its Agency for International Development has pledged more than US $ 30 million in the next five years, to boost wildlife and environment conservation efforts in Tanzania.
To start with, the US Envoy to Tanzania, Ambassador Mark Childress launched the first conservation project known as ‘Promoting Tanzania’s Environment Conservation and Tourism’ (PROTECT) to the tune of US $14.5 million at the Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA) mapped within wide corridor located between Tarangire and Lake-Manyara National Parks.
In addition to the sum, small grants totalling to US $2.75 million will be disbursed throughout the five years of the project to promote promising and innovative solutions for improved wildlife management; strengthen key partners in their ability to carry out their conservation mandates and provide incentives for private investment in nature-based enterprises.