Wildlife Division: Agencies Responsible in Managing the Wildlife and Wetlands in Tanzania

Agencies Responsible in Managing the Wildlife and Wetlands in Tanzania

Wildlife Division (WD) is responsible for the management of Game Reserves (GRs), Game Controlled Areas (GCAs) and all wildlife outside protected area boundaries and Wetlands. Also the WD facilitates the establishment of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), creates awareness and disseminates information about wildlife management to the village communities in their village lands.

Tanzania National Parks Authority
(TANAPA) is a parastatal organization responsible for the management of National Parks.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) a parastatal organization  responsible for the management of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

District Councils are responsible for conservation of wildlife outside national parks, game reserves and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and protect people's lives and properties from dangerous and destructive wild animals.

Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) administer wildlife research in Tanzania with an overall objective of providing scientific information and advice to the government and wildlife management authorities on the sustainable conservation of wildlife.

College of African Wildlife Management MWEKA (CAWM) provides need-based training to protected area and wildlife managers by offering a variety of awards for long courses in Wildlife Management.