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REGIONS

Tarangire
Serengeti
Greater Mara
Rubondo Island
Ruaha
Zanzibar

RUAHA

RUAHA

Ruaha National Park is the largest in Tanzania. Covering 20,000 square kilometers it is part larger ecosystem (the Greater Rungwa-Kizigo- Muhesi ecosystem of 45,000 square kilometres). Ruaha has a high diversity of plants and animals including a large population of big cats, elephants, buffalos, antelopes. Vulnerable to human population expansion and poaching Asilia’s support is aimed at improving the lives of those people who live around the park.


Asilia Giving - Projects IN RUAHA

Join us on our journey to protect Africa’s most precious ecosystems.
RUAHA CARNIVORE PROJECT

The Ruaha Carnivore Project is part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU). One of the most important in the world for large carnivores the region is home to approximately 10% of the African lion population, as well as globally important populations of wild dog, cheetah, leopard and spotted hyena. The project works with local communities to reduce human-wildlife conflict and with partners locally and internationally to gather baseline data on carnivore numbers and ecology in order to help develop conservation strategies.


OTHER AREAS WE SUPPORT

Working to improve livelihoods and protect nature in some of the most unique corners of Africa. Learn more and support the areas that touch you.
TARANGIRE

Famous for its giant Baobab trees and vast herds of elephant Tarangire National Park spans 2,850 square kilometers (1,093 square miles). The Tarangire River is a permanent water source that attracts game from surrounding areas resulting in one of the highest densities of wildlife anywhere during the dry season. However, increasing human populations, together with unregulated agricultural expansion is increasingly encroaching into the Tarangire ecosystem. Our support is directed at easing human-wildlife conflict and education as a means of mitigating this.

SERENGETI

The Serengeti National Park covers 12,950 sq km and is located between Lake Victoria, Lake Eyasi and the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania. With more than 2 million Wildebeest and 250,000 zebra, the area is home to the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa and supports more than 30 species of large herbivores and some 500 species of birds. Famous for its annual migrations and wide open plains the Serengeti’s future is not assured as many people living on its outskirts survive on pastoralism and poaching and have few alternative means of making a living. Our support is therefore aimed at alleviation.

GREATER MARA

The Greater Mara, located in Kenya, is an extension of the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. Covering the Maasai Mara National Reserve and adjoining Community Conservancies the area is an integral part of the famous Serengeti and Loita migrations of over 2,000,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, and 250,000 zebras. Rich in wildlife and cultural importance the area is vulnerable to cattle grazing and human population expansion.

RUBONDO ISLAND

Rubondo Island is Africa’s largest island national park. Spanning 25,000 hectares the island is located in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Recognized as a critical breeding ground for both migratory bird and fish species it has been protected since colonial times and is covered by pristine indigenous sub-tropical forest. It is home to many wildlife species including elephant, chimpanzee, otter, genet, monkey, crocodile, giraffe and hippo. Improving the economic prospects of local villagers and will help secure Rubondo’s future as the wildlife haven it has been for nearly a century.

ZANZIBAR

Located about 25 miles off Tanzania’s coast, Zanzibar is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Over 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, it is known for its sandy beaches, turquoise waters and coral reefs. With a rich history dating back to the 1500s, Zanzibar is a melting pot of cultures. Today its fragile wildlife and marine habitats are threatened by a rapidly growing human population. Our assistance is aimed at educating young people.

REGIONAL AREAS OF SUPPORT

We take an area approach towards protecting the localities we operate. They are the Greater Mara, the Serengeti, Tarangire, Rubondo Island, Matemwe, and Ruaha.  We look at what it will take to ensure the long-term survival of these areas and we’ve identified two key areas of intervention:  education and conservation

ASILIA'S AREA COMMITMENT

We recognise that we cannot ensure the future existence of these magnificent ecosystems alone - that we need to collaborate with all stakeholders and visionaries, namely, governments, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector, which includes our guests, our staff, local communities and anyone interested in the survival of the land upon which we all depend.