I’m brimming with some infectious confidence having now spent 20 days walking from Nairobi,Kenya and 10 days that I have so far spent in the Tanzanian soil.
Setting foot at Himo area gives me immense encouragement, heading to Lake Jipe -Mkomazi areas .
The highlight of the day has been having a coveted chance to hold community meeting in different areas such as Longido, Tinga ,Tinga among others areas.
Arising from these, it is evident that we need step up the efforts to raise awareness to our communities who live next to wildlife.
The most poignant lesson that I have learnt and observed is how communities appreciate our ground meetings that offer some simple ,affordable home made solutions in an attempt to mitigate human-wildlife conflict,while identifying conservation benefits.
Noteworthy, the conservation challenges experienced in Kenya are the same here in Tanzania and thus calling for an integrated approach in identifying the long term solution. This calls for your support in whatever sphere of jurisdiction you are serving. The wildlife is an unequal heritage that belong to all of us.
I will spend 3 days walking in Mkomazi -Lake Jipe before entering Usambara areas which is close to Tanzania’s Capital, Dar es Salaam. So far it has been fulfilling and rewarding exercise,challenges notwithstanding. Your incredible support is much appreciated.