Wami Mbiki-Jukumu/ Gonabi/ Northern Selous

Region: Morogoro
Type: A - Unconfirmed corridors.
Threat: Critical - probably less than 3 years remaining.

Description

A major highway intersecting a possible corridor.

Interviews with local people in the villages south of Wami Mbiki close to the Morogoro road support the notion that elephants and buffalo move between these areas. A possible crossing might be nearby Mwidu village. However, droppings, broken trees or other signs are never seen when travelling on the highway.

The areas on both sides of the highway are well forested with Ngerengere being the only larger village before reaching Ruvu river north of the Selous.

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

Interviews with local people in the area indicate that it is possible that buffalo, greater kudu, hartebeest, waterbuck and wild dog are crossing near Mwidu.

Last crossings observed by the locals were in the rainy seasons of 2006 and 2007.

Threats

Hunting south of the Morogoro Road is substantial. This might prevent wildlife from moving through the possible corridor.

Increasing human population, settlements and traffic along the Morogoro Road and especially around Mwidu could cause this possible corridor to close.

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