Wami Mbiki-Handeni
(Southern Masai Steppe)

Region: Tanga , Morogoro
Type: A - Unconfirmed corridors.
Threat: Moderate - less than 20 years remaining.

Description

The area north of Wami Mbiki between Turiani and Handeni is still relatively forested, although logging in the area has increased dramatically in the past few years.

There is one gravel road dividing the area and connecting Handeni and Turiani with a bus route, this road still has a stretch of several kilometres where the forest is intact.

The Wami-Mbiki to Selous/Mikumi/Handeni/Saadani Corridors.
The Wami-Mbiki to Selous/Mikumi/Handeni/Saadani Corridors.

The Wami-Mbiki to Selous/Mikumi/Handeni/Saadani Corridors.

Wildlife

Elephants and buffalo movements are thought to occur between the Wami Mbiki and southern Masai Steppe. It is uncertain whether they move east or further north from here.

Other animals such as sable antelope which are only found north of the Wami River could use the corridor to the north as well. More studies are needed to confirm possible movement.

Threats

The corridor area is not under immediate threat, but villages from the east and west are increasingly removing patches of formerly untouched forest.

Illegal hunting is also widely occurring in that area.

References

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