Few places in the world are more iconic than the African savanna. In Tanzania, baobabs and acacia trees dot the horizon, while wildebeest stampede through the Serengeti on their Great Migration. The Big Five – lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos – are all found here. Tanzania is also home to the Maasai, Iraqw, and Hadzabe tribes, all of whom have rich cultural traditions and strong ties to the land.
Tanzania has made progress in protecting its large populations of charismatic wildlife, but this rich landscape faces many challenges. Our research focuses on understanding the impacts of climate change, habitat fragmentation, and competition for resources and promotes successful coexistence between humans and the country’s incredible wildlife.