About Wildlife Corridors

The concept of a wildlife corridor differs greatly between different people, even in the same area.

We define a wildlife corridor as an unprotected area (an area with no legally protected status, or an Open Area, or a Game Controlled Area) between two or more protected areas (here defined as National Parks, Game Reserves, Forest Reserves, Nature Reserves or the Ngorongoro Conservation Area) either:

  1. through which animals are known or believed to move,
  2. that are connected by (or can potentially be re-connected by) natural vegetation such as forest or grassland, or
  3. both 1 and 2 together.

Included in our definition of corridors are dispersal areas. These are areas outside protected areas that animals use for a significant length of time but that do not connect two protected areas. Note that we do not use the term wildlife corridor if two contiguous protected areas abut each other.

Udzungwa-Selous Nyanganje Corridor  - T Jones

Udzungwa-Selous-Nyanganje corridor - Photo ©Trevor Jones

This website is motivated by the strong conviction that wildlife corridors are a critical resource for Tanzania and all Tanzanians, and that urgent and persistent conservation attention from all stakeholders at both national and local levels is warranted.

Management of wildlife corridors can be complex, and different strategies will be appropriate for different corridors. It is not the aim of this website to prescribe specific courses of action or to recommend any particular strategy. The aim is merely to present the most up-to-date available information in a way that will be of value to all interested parties.

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Acknowledgments

We are grateful to all contributors to the original report that provided the inspiration and most of the information on this website:

Contributions:
Animal Behaviour Research Unit (Mikumi NP), T. Caro, T. Danielsen, T.R.B. Davenport, K. Doody, C. Epps, C. Foley, L. Foley, R. Hahn, J.J. Halperin, S. Hassan, T. Jones, B. Mbano, D.G. Mpanduji, F. Mofulu, T. Morrison, D. Moyer, F. Msoffe, A. Mtui, B. Mutayoba, R. Nielsen, W. Ntongani, L. Pintea, F. Rovero, Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor Group

Cartography:
T.R.B. Davenport, N. McWilliam, T. Jones, H. Olff, L. Pintea, C. Epps, D.G. Mpanduji, J.J. Halperin, A. Cauldwell, Guy Picton Phillipps,  Biharamulo District Natural Resources Office and Cartography Unit, Geography Department, University of Dar es Salaam.