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Tanzania’s elephants are in crisis.

Steppe Dogs Adventures is a tour and safari company established to deliver an enriching responsible African holiday experience for their customers. We care about preserving the environment and natural resources, respect local customs and practices, care about the needs of the local people in developing countries and want to give our customers more than the average package deal.

Steppe Dogs Adventures values good customer care, integrity and honesty, credibility, reliability, safety, quality services, enthusiasm and accessibility. Steppe Dogs Adventures only uses custom designed safari vehicle, ideal for safaris and comfort for driving on safari roads.

Elephant Protection

Elephant conservation is a national priority in Tanzania, as this country holds the largest population of elephants in East Africa. In addition to their important ecological role as keystone species, elephants are recognized as an important source of national income via nature and wildlife tourism in Tanzania. Over 1 million people visit Tanzania’s Protected Areas every year, contributing to the tourism industry that constitutes 14% of Tanzania’s GDP (WTTC 2015).

However, ivory poaching conducted by international organized crime networks has reduced the country’s elephant population from 109,000 in 2009 to an estimated 50,000 individuals in 2015. Poaching on such an industrial scale represents a huge challenge to the managers of Tanzania’s elephant strongholds. Long-term, dedicated anti-poaching and intelligence efforts are required to combat the network of poachers and ivory traders that have decimated many populations over the last ten years.

Steppe Dogs Adventures is among of the companies are supporting protection efforts by providing aerial surveillance and monitoring and building capacity for law enforcement in key elephant habitats in Tanzania.

Aerial support

Steppe Dogs Adventures has been donating some hours of aerial support to the Serengeti ecosystem since 2017 using cost-efficient light aircraft. Our aerial program is invaluable for detecting illegal activities in this vast ecosystem and for mobilizing operations by ranger teams on the ground. The program also helps us monitor elephant populations.  Please consider support these crucial protection efforts by funding flying hours and rehabilitation of remote airstrips to expand our bases of operation.

 Training rangers in use of GPS and GIS for law enforcement

Steppe Dogs Adventures empowers rangers in their work protecting elephants and ecosystems in Serengeti Tanzania by providing technical support for recording and mapping patrols. We train rangers in the use of GPS units for recording patrols and assist protection departments with rapid mapping of ranger patrols and operations to analyze patrol outcomes and effectiveness and adapt law enforcement strategy accordingly. We have trained 40 rangers from Serengeti in the use of GPS units, and 30 rangers in the use of GIS for mapping patrols.

Patrol mobilization

To increase the coverage and frequency of patrols in key elephant habitats, Steppe Dogs Adventures is also give some support for foot patrols in Serengeti National Park as well as provided fuel for vehicle. 

Communities involvement

All our national Parks are surrounded by villagers/communities who are very important eye witness for people who are passing in their villages whilst going for poaching. So, we use to give seminars to these communities on the important of these lovely wildlife in Tanzania for our current and future generations. We also encourage our government and our parks management to support these communities around the parks by building schools, community health centers, first employments for qualified villagers.

 Please join us so that we can provide more seminars to the communities to stop poaching.

 

 

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