Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST)
NGO founded: 1988
Partnership formed: 2009
Organisation’s aim: To work towards the conservation of wildlife and its habitats throughout Tanzania. The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST) is the only conservation organisation in the country that works at a nation level.
Established in 1988, WCST has strong links with local and national authorities and boasts the Tanzanian President as one of its patrons.
Partnership with WLT
In 2008, WCST submitted a proposal to the WLT and following a site visit in 2009, WLT decided to support a three year Reforestation programme in the Uluguru Nature Reserve.
Projects with WLT
WLT provides funds to establish trees in a deforested area of the Uluguru Mountains called the Bunduki Gap.
Other projects and activities
- Environmental education and raising awareness,
- Tourism and recreational activities,
- Supporting the original international ban on the ivory trade,
- Conservation of wildlife habitats throughout Tanzania.
Acting CEO: Paul Nnyiti