GNF - Green Growth in Tanzania

Human and wildlife populations need our help


Poverty, hunger and the destruction of habitats in Tanzania need to stop! New prospects through Green Growth.


A better future for man and nature!

We need another 160,000 Euro to help us with our 3-year project. With these funds we can implement following steps:

  • Conversion to more sustainable agriculture and development of sustainable agricultural practices
    85,000 Euro
  • Reforestation, buffer zones und training in the Kilombero Nature Reserve
    35,000 Euro
  • Assessment, dissemination and application of results
    40,000 Euro


Please help the people and the wildlife in Tanzania with a donation.


Hunger, despite cultivation on fields

Farmers in the South Tanzanian Kilombero province struggle to support their families due to harvest shortages caused by overexploitation of natural resources over the past decades, crop failures, climate impacts and poor land management. The government has released plans to transform 350,000 hectares of farmland into commercial production areas, in order to reduce poverty. These plans however, would further negatively impact the population and also lead to the destruction of wildlife habitats.

The wildlife reserve is under threat

The Kilombero wildlife reserve which covers an area of 1,345 km2 is already significantly affected by a five-fold increase in deforestation and conversion of natural areas into agricultural acres. Unregulated grazing also continues to increase and so do the resulting conflicts with wildlife and unfortunately, poaching. The tourism sector, which is an important source of income for the neighbouring villages, is heavily reliant on wildlife and would subside without animals such as lions and elephants.

Conversion to Green Growth

Enhancing local agricultural activities and protecting the environment are the two most important aspects of our “Green Growth” themed work with the partner organisation AWF (African Wildlife Foundation).


With your help we can and will…


…enhance the sustainability of agricultural activities.

By conducting a targeted programme involving 2,000 small farmers from 13 villages we are making an important step towards achieving our goal of shifting rice and cocoa cultivation to more sustainable agriculture. We will continue our efforts until at least 25 % of future farm revenues are produced sustainably and in a way that contributes to protecting the nature reserve. By improving marketing opportunities, we aim to increase the income of approximately 8,000 people by 20 %.


…conserve the wildlife habitats within the Kilombero Valley.

In order to protect and preserve important habitats for lions, elephants and other endangered wildlife species we promote and are involved in the conservation and restoration of the Kilombero Nature Reserve (KNR) and the Ruipa Wildlife Corridor. Small farmers are provided with incentives to sustainably manage land and wildlife habitats. Consequently, wildlife conflicts will decrease by 20 %. A revised management plan regulates training of rangers and ensures patrols. 50 % of identified project areas are targeted in the first step of the project in order to renaturalise them.


…actively involve the local population.

It is important to us that all practical approaches towards a “Green Growth” development are successful and applicable to a wide range of situations. To ensure this is the case, we put an emphasis on actively involving all concerned parties in project work. “Natural Resource Committees”, which are elected stakeholders, are responsible for monitoring commitment to jointly agreed measures. The GNF and the AWF promote these democratic procedures and thereby make another positive contribution to the local population.


Our motivation

“Our aim is to work closely with the Tanzanian population to ensure long term conservation of African wildlife and the environment.”

Pastor Mangingi, Project Leader of the AWF


“In July 2017, we were awarded with the prestigious Energy Globe Award for two of our projects in Colombia and Burundi. Our project in Tanzania has similar goals of securing the livelihood of the local population and simultaneously protecting endangered environments. Humans need promising prospects as a motivation for nature conservation! Please help us achieve our goals!”

Udo Gattenlöhner, Executive Director of the GNF

 Energy Globe Award Burundi

Bank Details

GLS-Bank Bochum

IBAN: DE 53 4306 0967 8040 4160 00


Key Word: Green Growth Tanzania

Global Nature Fund (GNF)

Contact person: Ms. Manuela Uhde

Head of Marketing, Finances and Administration

Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4

78315 Radolfzell, Germany

Phone: +49 7732 9995-85

Fax: +49 7732 9995-88



Further information on our project "Inclusive Green Growth" Strategies are available here.

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