Fighting stereotypes in wildlife conservation in Tanzania

Video documentary by David Kabambo, first published in Daily News.

Gender segregation in the environmental and wildlife conservation sectors remains a problem for both men and women, as the society still live with the syndrome that wildlife poaching is reserved for men.  

In a bid to mitigate gender stereotypes and to alleviate wildlife poaching, a non-governmental organization, Peace for Conservation Organization founded by David Kabambo in Tanzania, was institutionalised to transform people’s understanding of conservation benefits and to promote the role of women in the environmental and wildlife conservation.

Trained by Peace for Conservation Organization, a junior reporter, Janet Mkami sat down with Tanzania’s Deputy Minister for Tourism and Natural Resource, Mary Masanja to understand the impact of these underlying issues and the government’s role in educating communities on wildlife conservation, recognition of women in the environmental sector and measures to prevent wildlife poaching.

WATCH: Documentary – The role of African women in environment and wildlife conservation

Janet Miami with Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania. The Honorable Mary Masanja, discuss the role of African women in environmental conservation and their continuing role in the future.

IN PICTURES: Daily News conducted interviews at Tourism Industry, Child-to-Child’ club members in Lukungu Primary School on the implementation of ‘Art 4 wildlife’ programme, Kijeleshi Game Reserve and Pasiansi Wildlife Training Institute.

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