Sustainable management of wildlife resources.
Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism is an autonomous public institution that was established by the Wildlife Conservation (The Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority) Establishment Order, 2014. It is responsible for undertaking the administration and sustainable management of wildlife resource and biodiversity conservation outside National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This entails managing a total area of 169,553 km2 (79% of the total size of protected areas in the country) comprising of Game Reserves, Game Controlled Areas and open areas.
What we do
TAWA's mission is to conserve and sustainably utilize wildlife resources in protected areas. For this, TAWA collaborates with local communities and other national and international stakeholders. So present and future generations of Tanzanians as well as the global community can benefit from it.
The activities undertaken in these areas are Ecological Monitoring through among others; conducting wildlife census, fire management and diseases control. Other activities include Wildlife habitat manipulation to sustain wildlife populations during harsh climatic conditions. Read more
The authority is responsible for supervising utilization of wildlife resources found in Game Reserves, Game Controlled Areas, Open Area, Wildlife Management Areas and overseeing tourism business development in these areas. It is responsible for both consumptive and non-consumptive wildlife utilization. Read more