Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

The protection of wildlife and vital habitats requires the commitment of rural people. APW partners with local communities to conserve endangered species and safeguard natural resources.

OUR IMPACT

7

endangered or vulnerable large mammals impacted (cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, oryx, wild dogs)

8

poachers arrested in 2016

5

years of sustained increases in key prey species populations

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Habitat Protection

Africa’s wildlife populations require large and healthy habitats. APW empowers local communities to protect their rangelands by working with them to monitor and manage natural resources effectively. We also support a team of community scouts, who regularly patrol targeted areas to prevent deforestation, fight illegal charcoal production, manage bushfires, and educate local people on the importance of environmental protection.

Wildlife Monitoring and Tracking

Large carnivores must have healthy prey populations in order to thrive. To ensure that our programs are making a positive impact, local wildlife numbers are closely monitored. While our Warriors for Wildlife team records signs of big cat and wild dog presence across northern Tanzania, APW and its partners conduct wildlife counts in targeted areas. For the past five years, key prey species populations have shown a sustained increase in APW’s most intensely monitored site.

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Anti-Poaching Patrols

Our highly-trained anti-poaching unit conducts regular patrols to fight the illegal killing of elephants, giraffes, and other vulnerable wildlife species. Over the past three years, the team’s work has resulted in notable decreases in poaching within their target area. 

“If we can educate the community about the importance of our habitat and the effects of climate change, then I have hope that we will continue to have a healthy environment crucial to our way of life as well as the wildlife found in our area.”

GERARD RAPHAEL, SQUAD LEADER, LOIBOR SIRET COMMUNITY SCOUT TEAM

P.O. Box 624

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

(908) 642-1540

info@africanpeoplewildlife.org

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