WASIMA

WASIMA’s Procured Car

December 2014 mark the end of time long through which WASIMA project faced transportation challenge. A small car has been bought to facilitate activities in the field. With Suzuki Escudo, WASIMA is expected to enhance and implement wildlife and environmental education programs among communities in Mpimbwe. Previously it was hard to move with all facilitation tools as the only means of transport was motorbike. In addition, WASIMA will be able to move around in villages to assess the impact of our efforts to change mindsets of community members towards halting non retaliatory lion killings in Katavi National Park.

WASIMA would like to thank everyone who donated via experiment.com webpage to our crowd fundraising project titled “Stop Lion Killings in Tanzania”, your contribution mounted to US$5050. We also appreciate donation from Nature Picture Library who contributed GPB 750, this has became additional support in facilitating motor vehicle re-registration and licence as well as motor vehicle insurance. Again, we thank you all.

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 ABOUT WASIMA

In 2011, as a response to research showing lion killing to still be widespread amongst the Sukuma, we launched WASIMA – ‘Watu, Simba na Mazingira – People, Lions and the Environment’ – an environmental campaign to halt lion killing emanating from in Mpimbwe.  Through WASIMA we aim to develop a culture of strong locally based environmental stewardship by harnessing the power of traditional policing institutions recognising the need to link environmental education, local development and  environmental conservation.

Research on Sukuma lion hunting was funded by Panthera and Cleveland Zoo. Welcome to Sylvester Bwasama, the new project manager!

The National Geographic Big Cat Initiative funds WASIMA 2011-2012 & 1213-14, and we have a proposal in for 2015

The Tusk Trust supported activities 2013-14, and we raised $5000 for a vehicle through a crowd-funding source Experiment, and Nature Picture Library donated a further ₤750 for the vehicle. For more information click here: