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Wildlife Management

As per Article 116 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Commnity, the EAC Partner States undertake to develop a collective and co-ordinate policy for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wildlife and other tourist sites in the Community, which entails:

  • Harmonising their policies for the conservation of wildlife within and outside protected areas
  • Exchanging information and adopt common policies on wildlife management and development
  • Co-ordinating efforts in controlling and monitoring encroachment and poaching activities


Ongoing activities:

  • Harmonisation of wildlife policies
  • Creation of a Regional Wildlife Conservation Information Management System


Future activities:

  • Development of a protocol on a regional approach toward regional and international treaties/agreements on wildlife
  • A forum for heads of wildlife research institutes to formulate ways of collaborating and share information


Objectives of the Strategic Plan of Wildlife Management (2009/10-2011/12):

  • To harmonise policies and legislation on wildlife conservation and management within the region
  • To ensure viable wildlife populations in their constituent habitats
  • To ensure harmonious co-existence between communities and wildlife within and adjacent to conservation areas
  • To ensure sound wildlife management decisions based on accurate and adequate information
  • To ensure that wildlife is a key driver in the regional economy

East African Community
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Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
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