23 Feb 2024

The challenge of coexistence: Tanzania’s quest for harmony between humans, wildlife


“ANYONE who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young,” Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, once quoted.

This means that learning new things constantly is the best way to keep our minds youthful. Today, as the sun rises over the picturesque Bagamoyo District in the Coast region of Tanzania, it will cast a golden glow over the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean.

A sense of excitement and anticipation will fill the air as 25 journalists from across Tanzania will be gathering for a two-day tailor-made training on Human Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) and biodiversity conservation.

Organised by the Journalists’ Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET) in collaboration with the ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit’ (GIZ) Mitigation of HWC in Tanzania Project, the training aimed at equipping journalists with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively report on the complex issues surrounding human-wildlife conflicts in the country.

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