What We Do
TACCEI works to ensure wildlife and wild places are secure and ensure coexistence is possible for communities living side by side with wildlife in Tanzania.
Our work focuses on developing and delivering educational programs in schools and communities adjacent to protected areas to promote lifestyles that enable coexistence between people and wildlife and create a greater awareness of the real value of nature. We assist farmers and communities with coexistence strategies to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. We develop and test new approaches for conservation.
Tanzania’s wildlife faces unprecedented level of threats from loss and fragmentation of habitat, poaching, hunting, climate change, and population growth. There has been a steep generational decline to a vast number of species of fauna and flora, and the IUCN Red List demonstrates that many are vulnerable to extinction, including some of the continent’s most iconic species.
At TACCEI, we recognize that recognizes that the participation of local communities is essential for the success of conservation initiatives and through our collaborative approach, we work with local communities to increase their capacity to develop sustainable livelihood options that reduce poverty and conserve biodiversity.
In the Maasai Community, high level of illiteracy as a result of limited access to education, especially for women and girls, presents a serious obstacle to community growth and development. As a result, many families still send only boys to school, keeping girls at home to help with housework, agriculture, and looking after other siblings.
Mitigation Of Gender Based Violence
Statistics show that In Tanzania, 40% of all women aged 15-49 years have experienced physical violence, while 17% have experienced sexual violence. Of women aged 15-49, 44% have experienced either physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner. Spousal violence prevalence is highest in rural areas, averaging 52% while the prevalence in urban areas averages 45%. Almost 30% of girls experience sexual violence before the age of 18.
Supporting people With Disabilities
In Tanzania and across the world stereotypes, prejudice, and stigma contribute to the discrimination and exclusion experienced by people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of their lives. The Maasai community for example believes that the disability is a curse and as a result, when a family discovers they have a child with a disability, sometimes they end up killing the child because they fear the stigma of the community.
Get In Touch
For more information about TACCEI and our projects,
Please contact us:
Tel: +255 754 009 891