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Defining the Future of Community Engagement in Conservation

By African People & Wildlife | December 6, 2018
Participants gather outside at the The Future of Community Engagement in Conservation workshop.

In November, the National Geographic Society and African People & Wildlife (APW) brought together 16 participants from six countries in Arusha, Tanzania for a workshop on The Future of Community Engagement in Conservation. The gathering was the first of its kind and a critical step toward the creation of a pan-African network of community engagement practitioners.

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Creating a Lasting Legacy for Our Planet: 2018 Year-End Appeal

By Laly Lichtenfeld, Ph.D. | November 11, 2018

In the midst of so much negative news about the state of our planet, it can sometimes be difficult to see that there is real, meaningful progress being made by dedicated people across the globe. Thanks to the commitment of our growing community, I’m pleased to share that exciting, positive transformations continue to take place in northern Tanzania.

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A Roaring Sound of Hope for Lions

By Laly Lichtenfeld, Ph.D. | August 10, 2018
Male lion in a tree

I remember a time when the roars of lions reverberated throughout Tanzania’s Tarangire ecosystem. When my husband, Charles Trout, and I first began work here in 2000 as part of my Ph.D. research program, we heard the lions roar almost every night—often from several different directions.

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The Changing Face of Conservation

By Neovitus Sianga | July 9, 2018
A Maasai woman in northern Tanzania

In a landscape threatened by climate change and overburdened natural resources, a rural woman leads efforts to protect habitat for people and wildlife.

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Critically Endangered Pangolins Need Our Help

By Laura Milton | February 5, 2018
A male pangolin rescued by APW

Northern Tanzania is home to some of the world’s increasingly endangered pangolins. A recent pangolin rescue by APW highlights the many threats facing this elusive and fascinating creature—not only in this region but around the world.

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