On September 14th, students from Magara Secondary School took a trip to Lake Manyara National Park accompanied by some of the PAMS staff. During the trip, students had the opportunity to see a lot of different animals including the famous “tree-climbing lions of Manyara”. The students were enthusiastic about their visit and sent PAMS a great “thank you” for the wonderful experience and support for this program. ... See more
It seems ironic but the conservation equation is a delicate one...so delicate that sometimes a protected species can become a threat to another endangered species ... a great challenge for those involved in conservation:
Are Laikipia's recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy's zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal?
We were extremely happy to host Kimberly from the United States who visited some of our conservation education projects. Kimberly learned a lot from the PAMS Education Team about how we run our program, including our student field trips to visit national parks. To us, it’s very important for students to be able to visit Tanzania’s beautiful wildlife and landscapes as well as learn about different conservation techniques to ensure a sustainable future for all. We at PAMS believe that conservation education is extremely important to shape the minds of Tanzania’s future leaders and future wildlife ambassadors in order to protect the country’s natural heritage. Conservation education is like a flower which attracts many insects, the brighter the flower, the more insects will come; intensive implementation of conservation education for youth will attract more people to learn and support conservation efforts! ... See more
There are still many unanswered questions about how and why 87 elephants were killed in Botswana, but one thing is clear—the poaching crisis in Africa is far from over and the elephants need our help.
At least 87 corpses were counted during aerial surveys over the past few months, all with their tusks hacked off.
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Dr. Jane has hope that there's a solution to climate change. Alec Baldwin and Dr. Jane Goodall explain how we get back on track. Every individual has the power to impact change, start today by learning from the #YEARSproject #theforgottensolution with the Jane Goodall Institute as they explain how we can make a difference before it's too late. Learn more about how the Jane Goodall Institute is protecting forests: http://bit.ly/2rHTUa8 #YEARSproject #theforgottensolution #GCAS2018 ... See more
Max and Shaziri together with Co-Director Ally - after a good brain storming session
Technology can play a role in the fight against poaching and creative strategies are always being developed. This new project aims to use artificial intelligence software and sensors placed in the forest to track elephant movements as well as gather information on poaching patterns.
The ELP, which is part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is hoping to reverse the impact poachers have had on the forest elephant population in central Africa.
PAMS loves reading! One of our favourite educational activities has been to support the creation of wonderful wildlife children’s books and posters which we have distributed across Tanzania. These books and posters contain different conservation messages depending on the ages of the children. PAMS Foundation education officers together with Wildlife Club patrons and matrons at each school we work with help the students to extract direct and indirect messages depicted by the books and posters. The messages help students identify wild animals found in Tanzania as well as learning their different behaviors. This allows them to see animals in a new way and helps them live in harmony with nature as well as reduces human-wildlife conflict in their society. Also, in combination with the “Living in Harmony with Nature” education syllabus taught by PAMS Foundation, students get to understand the ecological dependability between wild animals, environment and humans, helping to dissolve negative perceptions about wildlife found in their community. PAMS Foundation targets to impart children with wildlife and environmental education because they are the future. Children learn easily and they can play an important role in current society as well by educating their parents and relatives. Moreover, they are expected to be future leaders, rangers and finally good ambassadors of wildlife and the environment. ... See more
We are the earth, made of the same stuff; there is no other, no division between us and "lower" or "higher" forms of being. E. Lauder
Proper maintenance of our aircrafts and adherence to manufacturer’s and airworthiness standards has been key for successfully running our aerial work in a safe manner. To date, we have safely spent more than 600 hours of flight time over our project areas. Huge thanks to our pilots and mechanics who have always been safe flyers in achieving this huge milestone to protect our valued wildlife heritage from above with this important “eye in the sky”. ... See more
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