1. Disease Research
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2. Human Wildlife Conflict Research
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Common conflict scenario...
What we do...(1,2)

Disease surveillance and research focuses on the study of those

conditions relevant to the health of wildlife, but which are also of

economic importance to livestock or that can infect people

e.g. Tick-borne diseases, Tuberculosis, Trypanosomiasis  (sleeping sickness), Anthrax, Brucellosis, Rabies, Foot and Mouth Disease, Rift Valley Fever, African Swine Fever, Malignant Catarrhal Fever, Rinderpest, Avian Influenza, Canine Distemper and others.

A national wildlife sample bank of blood and tissues has been maintained since 1998 that contains specimens from both animals handled for research or snare removal, plus from opportunistically found carcasses and road kills. This growing archive is of great value and importance to current and future research on many species.

The project manager’s experience in human-elephant conflict (HEC) in the rest of Africa is now focused in Tanzania where various projects and initiatives are taking place at all administrative levels of affected rural communities and government authority, prioritizing the mitigation of this problem. Issues concerning other wildlife problem species can also benefit greatly from these approaches, the aim of which is to continually improve the management of human-wildlife conflict in the country.

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