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Tawiri Wildlife Research Institute

An interesting organisation based in Tanzania - TAWIRI - http://www.tawiri.org

For more information - visit their website.

The history of wildlife research in Tanzania dates back to nearly 50 years ago when it was first initiated in Colubus Monkey - Tanzania - TAWIRIthe 1950's in the Serengeti ecosystem. In view of the importance of research to promote better management of wildlife, The Serengeti Research Institute (SRI) was established in 1966 under the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA). Since then wildlife research has expanded to include other Protected Areas (PAs). Also, SRI became the centre of excellence for wildlife research on savannah ecology as well as a genesis of some of today's world famous experts of tropical wildlife research.

Recognizing the importance of research in the development of the wildlife industry in the country, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in 1980 established, under the Act of Parliament, a national research institution, the Serengeti Wildlife Research Institute (SWRI) which is now Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. In the past, research being carried out by the institute focused on studies for higher academic degrees and for production of scientific papers; there was very little emphasis on making the research relevant to conservation and management of the protected areas. The new research agenda of TAWIRI emphasizes research that is relevant to conservation and management of wildlife protected areas, consonant with the National Eland - TAWIRI Tanzaniavision 2025, that is sustainable conservation of natural resources.

The Institute has five Centres: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre (formerly Serengeti Research Institute), Kingupira Wildlife Research Centre (formerly Miombo Research Centre) Mahale Mountains Wildlife Research Centre (formerly Kasoge Research station), Gombe Wildlife Research Centre (formerly Gombe Stream Research Station) and Njiro Wildlife Research Centre (formerly Njiro Beekeeping Research Centre). Also under TAWIRI is the Conservation Information and Monitoring Unit, CIMU (formerly Conservation Information Centre, CIC). and Beekeeping Research and Extension Services Unit (BRESU), (Formerly Beekeeping Training Institute, BTI) also under TAWIRI.

For further information refer directly to their website http://www.tawiri.org

 

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