GOOD NEWS FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN TANZANIA

June 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

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Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu chatting with the former French President H.E Giscard d’Estaing who is a Patronage of Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Foundation during a fundraising dinner in Paris

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Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu (MP) meets Mr. John Jackson, Chairman of the US Conservation Force during the fundraising dinner organized by Wildlife foundation of Tanzania in Paris. Looking on from left are the Director General of Tanzania National Parks Mr. Allan Kijazi and Director General of National Museum Professor Audax Mabulla.

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Former French President H.E Giscard d’Estaing who is a Patronage of Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania delivering a speech during a fundraising dinner in Paris.

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Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism presenting his remarks to the invited guests at the fundraising dinner in Paris.

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A number of wildlife images were auctioned during the Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania fundraising dinner in Paris.

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The high table was given a name of Kilimanjaro

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Tables during the fundraising dinner were identified by using names of some of Tanzania National Parks like this one of Serengeti.

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Tarangire was also cited in one of the dining tables.Image

Mikumi was also well presented during the dinner.

 

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Director General of Tanzania National Parks, Mr. Allan Kijazi was among Tanzania official delegation that attended this important fundraising dinner.

Over 500 Million Tanzanian shillings were raised during the recent Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania annual fundraising dinner in Paris, France. Speaking during the function, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu thanked the foundation for their passion in wildlife conservation over the past 10 years since the foundation was formed as they have contributed much to the wildlife sector through their donations in terms of vehicles, equipment and supplies to various protected areas in the country.

Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu said that a major review of the law has been made to enable establishment of the Tanzania Wildlife Authority, which will be a solution to various conservation challenges facing some of the protected areas particularly the poaching crisis. He told the invited guests that government would work closely with other stakeholders and international community to ensure that illegal wildlife trade is stopped for the betterment of the wildlife sector in the country.

On his side, former French President who is the Patronage of the Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania H.E thanked the participants for their financial commitments and pledges towards conservation sector and assured them that the raised funds will be used for the intended purpose of conserving wildlife sector in the country. 

Over 170 participants attended this year’s fundraising dinner from various parts of the world who have a passion in wildlife biodiversity conservation.

Images by Pascal Shelutete, TANAPA

 

 

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