This country is one of the best places in the world to observe wildlife. Recognized for its longterm scientific research (lion study in Serengeti National Park by Craig Parker, 60 years of Chimpanzee studies in Gombe by doctor Jane Goodall) and its battle against elephant poaching. Unfortunately Tanzania is lagging behind in terms of animal rescue.
Millions of dollars are invested for the conservation of endangered species and human-wildlife conflicts, however, they have yet to find sufficient funding to build sanctuaries and welcome endangered and/or distressed animals. Two teams (Kilimanjaro Animal Crew and Every Living Thing) located in the region of Arusha and Dar es Salaam are trying to initiate a change in mentalities, encouraging Tanzanian authorities to be more aware of wild animals and showing them that adapted structures are the necessary infrastructure for their conservation.
IN TANZANIA, ZOOS AND QUARANTINE STATIONS ARE THE ONLY FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO WILD ANIMALS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE.
And there, living conditions are very far even from the lowest standards of welfare.
Those places don’t respect any animal welfare freedoms decided by law in the Animal Welfare act of Tanzania. They are unsuitable and dangerous for both the animals and visitors. Far from the current new standards that set in place elsewhere.
While we were investigating Tanzanian zoos, we noticed many breaches in the law and witnessed animals living in poor conditions. This network was created as a first step to moving forward with the well-being of wild animals in Tanzanian zoos and recreational facilities all over the country.
To face these issues,
has joined forces with EVERY LIVING THING and MAKOA today to build A NEW MODEL FOR A SAFEGUARD CENTER, to host and rehabilitate wild animals injured or held in poor conditions, and to change the laws and attitudes towards animals in Tanzania.
Our three MAJOR emergencies
Many animals are waiting everyday to be saved from the terrible conditions in which they try to survive … Only, the cruel lack of means is a brake on the release of these captive animals and all those who are in distress in the country. HISA, EVERY LIVING THING AND MAKOA, have therefore joined forces to answer the most important issues.
MAKOA, 173 ACRES OF FREE LAND !
Yet funding is insufficient to build pens adapted to their residents. This is particularly the case for Jack, a young cheetah found in a private area in Namalok (Tanzania), who lives today confined in a small enclosure of a few square meters only …
Hungry, wounded by arrows and many fractures, Jack had to get too close to the village areas. Too young to be put down, he was first fed three days on the spot before being transported to the shelter by the two veterinarians of the Kilimanjaro Animal crew and national park officers.
Jack cannot go back into the wild for the moment. He must first recover from his injuries and get healthier after several months of captivity.
WE HOPE TO BUILD HIM A “SAVANE TRANSITION”. A HUGE ENCLOSURE, WHERE BARBARA, ANIMAL BEHAVIORIST, WILL DO EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO TEACH HIM TO HUNT AND TO RELEASE HIM BACK INTO THE WILD ONE DAY.
SEVERAL PRIMATES, VICTIMS OF ABUSE, TRAFFICKING, OR HUMAN-RELATED CONFLICTS, ARE ALSO AWAITING FREEDOM.
It is important to build large enclosures that are adapted to their needs, in order to rehabilitate them into the wild.
This is the case of Matze, a baboon who has been living in MAKOA since he was a 3-month old baby. A family found him hanging on to his murdered mother, decided to keep him, without realizing the consequences of such an adoption … When the mother was pregnant, the doctors advised her to separate from the baboon. However, it was too late to release Matze, already too impregnated with humans. He then arrived at the farm, and lived therewith other monkeys in a large enclosure until he was 2 years old with other monkeys and it became too big and dangerous. Since January 2018 Matze lives confined in an observation room and seems more and more depressed …
A LARGER ENCLOSURE COULD ALLOW US TO REINTRODUCE MATZE TO THE WILD WITH OTHERS FELLOW RESCUED BABOONS.
DAR ES SALAAM IS A HUB FOR THE ILLEGAL PARROT TRADE.
The Tanzanian government is constantly retreiving parrots, following the dismantlement of illegal trade channels. However they do not have the right facilities and instead, the birds are kept in unsuitable cages where most of them die or are resold due to malnourishment and stress.
Since 1975, over 3.5 million wild parrots have been captured and sold on the illegal market. Unfortunately, international trade is often used as a cover for traffic. Some emblematic species, such as the african grey parrot, are now endangered because of the deterioration of their natural habitat.
ON SOME PARTS OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, THE NUMBER OF GRAY PARROTS HAS REDUCED BY 99%.
Our goal is to welcome parrots, with the agreement of the Tanzanian government, and to set up a rehabilitation process on the MAKOA farm. Veterinarians and behavioralists from the Kilimanjaro Animal Crew Team, with appropriate captive conditions (aviaries with appropriate fortifications, quarantine area, and veterinary care), will successfully reintroduce these birds into protected government forests, located on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
A big thank you to our first donors for participating in our crowdfunding campaign! Thanks to their support, we were able to raise 1910 €, we are now able to create the first aviaries for gray parrots, victims of the illegal trade.
Thank you to :
Jean Philippe Bénier, Alexandra Maillet, Dorothée Maydieu, Nicolas Drivas, Bianca Abbandonato, Stéphanie Cassar, Léa Comte, Fabienne Desjardin, Zoé Scano, Elise Gautrin, Sophie Penaud, Marijo Darmon, Christophe Cousin, Sabine Townson, Christophe Babola, Chantal Rispal, Mathieu Berthelot, Emilia Correia, Laurence Delauneux, Jade Dauvilliers, Marie Claire Alves and Mathias Lavaux.