Album: Advanced Drone Training for Rangers, Tanzania
Check out pictures from the latest Human-Elephant Conflict – Drone training workshop we conducted at Tarangire National Park in partnership with the Mara Elephant Project and Tanzania’s wildlife departments: Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), and Tanzania Wildlife Division (WD). The training was timed to prepare district wildlife rangers for the upcoming crop season to use for mitigating human-elephant conflict (HEC) in communities surrounding the park. HEC has been identified by wildlife managers as a timely threat to elephant conservation globally; higher incidents of crop raiding lead to retaliatory killings of elephants and drive up poaching.
The goal of the training was to provide advanced training for rangers from our November training session, and to develop a model for ranger-to-ranger drone training. We hope to continue this program through an upcoming crowdfunding campaign which will fund further targeted UAV capacity in East Africa and create HEC response teams equipped to work with communities and safely move elephants back to park boundaries. The workshop was led by two rangers from Mara Elephant Project, Dickson Njapit and Steven Ekeno, with assistance from Marc Goss.
For more information on the project and trainings please contact Nathan Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org