Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) has been conducting training of trainers (TOT) on Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Arusha to equip staff from the aviation sector, including cargo operators, airport operators, and other key stakeholders with the necessary awareness and skills to detect and report wildlife trafficking in the airport.
The training is one of the main initiatives of the USAID-Tuhifadhi Maliasili Project to address significant threats to Tanzania’s biodiversity. Studies on how to spot wildlife trafficking, reporting wildlife trafficking, the effects of wildlife trafficking in Tanzania and around the world, and the role of the business sector in halting wildlife trafficking were all part of the training.
Moreover, the training is conducted in collaboration with players including, the US Department of Interior, Traffic East Africa, and Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA).
Participants include SWISS PORT, VIA AVIATION, EQUITY AST LIMITED, PRECISION AIR, COASTAL AVIATION, GRUMETI FUND, TANZANIAN AIR SERVICES LTD, TANZANIA AIR, ZANZIBAR AVIATION AUTHORITY, ZANAIR, PRECISION AIR, SALAAM AIR, FYLINK, EQUITY AVIATION, NAS AVIATION SERVICES, UNITED AVIATION SERVICES and ZANZIBAR NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (ZNCC).
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About The Tuhifadhi Maliasili Project Under the funding of USAID
TPSF has been awarded a grant for a project titled ‘Creating awareness to Private Sector Entities/Private Sector Organizations (PSOs) on the importance of corridors in biodiversity conservation and national development focusing on Kwakuchinja and Amani-Nilo Corridors). The USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili activity aims to build the capacity of its members on promoting sustainable investments and practices and combating wildlife crimes in wildlife crimes in wildlife movement corridors.