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Throttle the Bottle is a campaign dedicated to reducing the use of throwaway plastic water bottles, which are already a blight across the landscapes of Africa. These bottles are not bio-degradable and take more than 450 years to break down. They leach toxins into the soil and water sources and get eaten by animals, often with disastrous consequences. We are promoting the use of safe, bulk, drinking water options for people whilst on safari – in lodges and camps, cars and during activities - and encouraging everyone to have re-usable, stainless steel, individual water bottles to use, both on holiday and back at home.
The FZS Serengeti de-snaring program is a unique partnership between FZS, Serengeti Park management and tour operators working in the area. The project employs teams of ex-poachers that move through the park, removing snares and freeing trapped animals. Since the project began in 2017, the team has removed almost 30,000 snares and freed 286 live animals. In 2018 alone, they collected over 17,000 snares in the Serengeti. In order to continue doing this important work, they need your help. Through this initiative, FZS hopes to demonstrate the ways in which collaborative effort can help to conserve Tanzania’s wildlife heritage.
The current cheetah population, whilst small in numbers, is distributed over 3 million km2, covering 21 countries. Individual cheetah may move over thousands of square kilometres and across international boundaries. Conserving cheetah on such a massive scale is daunting. But little is more important to ZSL’s cheetah team than finding ways to make this work. In 2007, in close partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IUCN Cat Specialist Group, ZSL launched an innovative international coordinated approach for cheetah conservation over the large scale needed.
Tanzania has the most substantial large mammal populations left in any nation on the earth, and very probably the most beautiful landscapes within which to enjoy them. No single country anywhere on earth can compare in wildlife and wilderness riches. The core of these populations and the wild land they roam are protected and managed by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA).