Tanzania Wildlife District Implements Family Planning as Conservation Strategy

August 18, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Population growth threatens wildlife in northern Tanzania
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — Northern Tanzania’s conservationists have embarked on a family planning education program to address rapid population growth for people living outside the Burunge Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Secretary of the Burunge WMA OLaisy Olekoine said on Sunday that uncontrolled population growth becomes the new threat towards managing the resource-rich wildlife sanctuary.
Formed by ten villages, the 12-year-old WMA is located in Tanzania’s wildlife-rich northern tourist circuit and is very close to both Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. It is an important migratory corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara, particularly for elephant, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest, which regularly move between the two areas.

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