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Investors, Partners and Researchers required for a piononeering new conservation project in Tanzania, East Africa.
The first priority of Manyara Carnivore Centre (MCC) is to find an experienced (preferably male) investor-partner who is based in or would be prepared to move to Tanzania and help hands-on in getting the project up and running. The project is too remote and 'sensitive' to be overseen by a woman alone.
Once this has been achieved, we then require a series of volunteer specialist researchers (flora and fauna) who are prepared to 'rough it' in the bush and who will each spend a year with the project, researching the movements and patterns of the resident and migratory flora and fauna and their relationship (if any) to crop damage.
Each researcher will be expected to contribute financially towards the project in terms of cash donation or purchase/donation of equipment.
Major priorities in terms of equipment requirements include :
Satellite link (for internet communications)
Suitable 4 x 4 vehicles (either Land Rover or Toyota Land Cruiser) with necessary accessories such as winches,
A tented camp (including facilities).
Financial donations will go towards such items as :
The sinking of a borehole
Building of and improvement of current roads
Hiring of armed askaris (guards)
Building of a boma (protective fence around the camp)
Electricity sources (solar, wind power & generators)
Foodstuff and supplies for researchers and project managers
Salaries for Project Managers
Accommodation for Volunteers and Project Managers
Building and hosting of a website to attract public donations and researchers
Once the above research has been completed, then work can begin in earnest on the Carnivore Rescue Centre* itself. This will entail the writing of funding proposals to major donor organisations for financial assistance for the setting up and maintenance of the following :
Electrified Fencing for carnivore/predator enclosures.
Building and maintenance of an airstrip.
Visitor and Education Centre.
Research Laboratories and equipment.
Food supply for 'resident' carnivores.
Air charter services.
* The nature of this project will evolve over the course of time, depending upon current 'wildlife regulations' in place at time of establishment, however, please see below for overall concept.
Manyara Carnivore Centre (MCC) - Rescue & Rehabilitation for Tanzania's Carnivores
MCC intends to establish a Carnivore Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre in Northern Tanzania. Land - adjoining Tarangire National Park - has already been negotiated for and acquired.
The idea behind the project is to rescue so-called 'problem' carnivores (including lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, wild dog and the smaller carnivores) that have either strayed from protected areas (due to hunting or over-population problems) or are causing villages along protected area borders a 'problem' in some way, e.g. preying on village cattle. The project also aims to rescue orphaned animals and those that, for example have been hit by moving vehicles and/or their progeny.
At present such animals (all now on the endangered list to some degree or other) are merely shot. MCC intends to set up a networking system through which we will be alerted when such accidents or situations occur, in order that we can put into effect the rescuing of these animals, fly or transport them to the centre and either medically treat them or rehabilitate them so that, where possible, these animals can be returned to areas of safety to themselves.
Unfortunately there will inevitably be a number of rescued animals who will not be able to be returned to the wild and one aim of MCC is to house these animals in a sanctuary which will also serve as an educational centre for Tanzanian school children. Research on all animals present in the sanctuary will be conducted by qualified wildlife vets and researchers.
In addition to the rehabilitation centre and sanctuary, MCC also plans, later, to build and maintain eco-lodges on this land. The needs for such accommodation are multiple: the area is extremely remote and visiting scientists and interested tourists will have to he housed, and the eco-lodges are expected to generate a sustainable income for the carnivore centre. The local community will benefit from the proximity of the centre in terms of employment opportunities and improvement of community social services.
The objectives of Manyara Carnivore Centre are to initiate and participate in wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release operations through:
i. Establishment of adequate facilities and the physical infrastructure for the rescue, accommodation and rehabilitation of wildlife,
ii. Establishment of a centre of excellence for wildlife rehabilitation,
iii. Provision of fast and effective health care to wild animals,
iv. Creation of a national wildlife rehabilitation network and dissemination of information on wildlife rehabilitation,
v. Provision of training in wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife health management,
vi. Building up veterinary expertise and develop the practice of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction in Tanzania through support, networking, training and information dissemination,
vii. Education to prevent cruelty to wildlife and other animals and promotion of animal welfare,
viii Networking with similar organisations and experts in the field, sharing knowledge and skills, locally and internationally.
Please email me your interest.
Terry Harnwell (ms)
President & Founder
The African Conservation Foundation
Manyara Carnivore Centre
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ACF – BACKING UP ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATION GROUPS THROUGHOUT AFRICA
The concept of what is now The African Conservation Foundation (ACF) began just over two years ago when South African bred Terry Harnwell (at that time living in the U.K.) noticed the dearth of information on the internet relating to the subject of conservation efforts in Africa generally. The 'preciousness' and uniqueness of Africa's flora and fauna has been a passion of Terry's since she was a very young child when the pilot of the Dakota transporting them from the UK flew low over the ground to give his passengers a bird’s eye view of the rich diversity of species and habitats below.
What was then African Conservation was Terry's first tentative effort at making a difference - for the benefit of Africa's flora and fauna. As a professional web designer, it was only a short hop from an idea to an actuality and she initially began the laborious task of attempting to build up an internet directory of all groups working towards conservation throughout the continent.
Her original aim was to create a hub, a portal, that everyone could access, which would eventually include facilities at no cost in the form of Interactive Knowledgebase Forums, which she hoped would encourage conservationists and environmentalists to share their information for the benefit of all concerned. She persuaded her partner and IT guru, John Parkin, to purchase and install software on the steadily-growing website which would be easily accessible and not require any great IT skills to use; anyone who can 'cut and paste' can publish their material on the forums ... Press Releases, Articles, Papers, Talks, Job & Volunteer Requirements, Research, etc.
However, quite soon, Terry realised that 'the well had run dry' in terms of contact through the internet and that she was really only touching the tip of the iceberg. Well over 90% of the groups she managed to source for the directory were either European- or U.S.-based (with the exception of organisations in South Africa). The international organisations tended to be those with both access to funding and internet facilities whereas the majority of the African-based organisations were almost devoid of either of these resources. It would require a more radical approach to make contact with most of the ground-based initiatives.
During a series of self-funded trips to Kenya and Tanzania, both African Conservation members had their concerns verified repeatedly ... financial support and internet facilities were severely limited. There are many small, highly dedicated groups of scientists and other specialists (as well as non-specialists) working both minor and major miracles in their particular regions and districts, not managing to acquire any support at all from the outside world; in fact many of these smaller organisations have virtually no technology or resources at all (some even lack a telephone line) by which to bring in vital attention and funding to and for their projects. Terry vowed to at least make an attempt at trying to improve on this situation and began offering free websites for those groups - even domain names and hosting was provided free of charge.
(More than one group asked for their website to be downloaded onto CD and posted to them as nine months or so after completion of their site, they had still been unable to leave their projects in the bush, travel to town and view their site on the internet!).
In August 2001 the project took on a new dimension and was formed into a UK-registered Not For Profit Education Organisation – The African Conservation Foundation (ACF). This 'change' was partly brought about by a Netherlands GIS and Remote Sensing specialist, Arend de Haas, (Arend is also a Wildlife Ecologist with a great interest in conservation efforts in Africa). Arend approached ACF and enquired as to whether the project would be interested in his skills in terms of GIS and Remote Sensing. The Foundation was now able to offer further assistance to conservation organisations as GIS is an invaluable aid to research for so many on the ground.
ACF seems to have a total momentum of it's own .. the need for the skills offered throughout Africa is phenomenal and is growing and expanding on a daily basis. They can now boast of a further three GIS / Remote Sensing specialists as part of the organisation and they are inundated with requests for assistance from all corners of the continent but realise that they can no longer fund these efforts themselves – their well has now run dry! ACF are therefore seeking back-up, partnerships, sponsorship and funding in order to fulfil their aims :
Mission & Aims
The African Conservation Foundation is dedicated to supporting and linking African conservation initiatives, groups and NGOs, with the aim of strengthening their capacity, building partnerships and promoting effective communication and co-ordination of conservation efforts.
Their Goal : To help conserve the wildlife and flora of Africa through capacity-building, training and education.
Specific Aims :
ACF's GIS programme mission :
To compose, develop and disseminate spatial knowledge, data and information to facilitate the work of research and conservation groups in Africa.
Anyone wanting to assist ACF financially in their efforts, can either visit their website - http://www.africanconservation.org - or can contact Terry directly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Harnwell is currently in South Africa ... her personal aim is to open a Carnivore Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in East Africa. If anyone would be interested in this project, please contact her.
Giant Visitors Silence Navy's Guns
Rear Admiral Koos Louw, commanding officer of the largest naval base in South Africa, has stopped all shooting and underwater exercises during the peak whaling season.
The navy had also ordered all ships to report whale sightings so that ships on one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world could be warned about the location of the whales.
Internationally is the country renown for its various conservation efforts and success with the breeding programmes of endangered species. The latest initiative of the South African Navy is welcomed by all tour operators as whale watching has become very popular with our international tourists.
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INTERNATIONAL RHINO KEEPER WORKSHOP
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Hi! My name is Christine Bobko and I am a rhino keeper at the Denver zoo. What does this have to do with ecobeetle? Well, I am currently looking for sponsors to help host this most important event in 2003. This workshop is crucial for all of us on the front line working with this critically endangered animal. Experts from all aspects of rhino biology, conservation and management convene for three intensive days to expand rhino keepers knowledge and understanding of all 5 species of rhino.
If anyone would be interested in sponsoring this unique and important event please contact me at my e-mail listed below. We are looking for monetary sponsorship for hosting a break or lunch which is $2000.00, or donation of cool rhino stuff for our registration bags!! I know with the economic climate that money is tight, but we would really appreciate any help that could be offered for our special event. Rhinos deserve a chance to survive, and rhinokeepers are a dedicated and passionate group that only want to give the species that chance!
Thank you so much for your consideration of our event!
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My name is Kyle and I have had a question regarding endangered species. If one is a proponant of the theory of evolution, how is this compatible with a belief in the protection of endangered animals from extinction? It would seem to me that the theory of survival of the fittest, essential to evolution, would view the extinction of weaker species as a good thing, progress toward whatever end evolution is taking us. Thus, by trying to preserve species that evolution has deemed unfit, we seem to me to be impeding evolution. I have heard many unsatisfactory answers to this question. I was surfing the net trying to find an environmental website that may be able to shed some light on this for me. A timely response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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The mountain bikers of Bowling Green, KY are building their jumping trail along the Barren River. This is very harmful to the land and a rather essential part of the ecosystem. If any of you know a biker then you could convince them to give up building the trail in such a sensitive area.
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