Wildlife Division: Community Based Conservation Training Centre - Likuyu Sekamaganga

Community Based Conservation Training Centre - Likuyu Sekamaganga

CBCTC was established in July 1995 as a result of joint effort of The United Republic of Tanzania (Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism under Wildlife Division) in collaboration with the Federal Republic of German (GTZ).

It is responsible for offering training programmes to local communities on sustainable conservation of natural resources for sustainable development. It has so far trained 2,796 members of Communities from various Districts of Tanzania. Out of a total of 482 participants 16.4% are females and 83.6% are males.

Aim of establishing this centre is to implement The National Wildlife Policy which      emphasizes the Community participation in the Conservation and Utilization of Wildlife for Sustainable Development.


The Centre is located 160km from Songea or 50 Km from Namtumbo District head quarters. It is close to Selous Game Reserve which is the largest wildlife protected area in the Country, Kahunde Hippo pool and surrounded by miombo woodland which are ideal for the training it offers.

Objectives Of The CBCT      

To equip villagers with appropriate knowledge and skills on:

  • Controlling ravaging and dangerous game.
  • Importance of wildlife Conservation for Sustainable  Development
  • Importance of Community participation in the Conservation of Natural Resources.
  • Setting up Community Enterprises/projects which are not destructive to the           environment.
  • Behavior, Ecology and Movement of Wildlife in their Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).

Courses offered by the CBCTC

Presently, the Centre has two types of courses which are::              

i. Six week  Village Game Scout (VGS) course                          

The Game Scouts course is meant for game scouts working in or expected to work in the Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). Admission into this course requires a minimum of primary education and physical fitness. Currently, this course lasts for six weeks covering;

  • Effective control of illegal use of natural resources;
  • Rules and regulations governing the utilization of natural resources; and
  • Protecting human life and properties against destructive wild animals.
  • Conservation and Utilization of wildlife,
  • Forestry, Conservation and Utilization,
  • Fisheries Conservation and Utilization
  • Beekeeping.
  • Use of Arms and ammunitions and their Regulations
  • Principles of Accounting,                                      

Training on this course also offers elements of Field Craft and Fist Aid.

ii. Two weeks village leaders and natural resources committee members’ course (VLNRC).   

The VLNRC lasts for two weeks. It is designed for village leaders, members of Village Natural Resources Committee and CBO/AA members. These courses are open to participants with primary education and belonging to the said committees.
The course covers

  • sustainable management of natural resources;
  • basic conservation education;
  • basic accounts;
  • development projects;
  • leadership and administration;

For more information or enquiries please Contact:
P.O Box 24,
TEL. 025-2602169/2602909
FAX. 025-2602365
E-Mail: cbctc07@yahoo.co.uk


Ministry of Natural Resource and Tourism    www.mnrt.go.tz
Collage of African Wildlife Management - Mweka -  www.mwekawildlife.org
Tanzania National Park  -      www.tanzaniaparks.com
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute   -    www.tawiri.org
 Tanzania Tourist Board  -  www.tanzaniatouristboard.com
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority   -  www.ngorongorocrater.org
Tanzania Tourist Board -    www.tanzaniatouristboard.com
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Tanzania Forest Research Institute     www.tafori.org
Tanzania Marine Parks -        www. marineparks.go.tz


Protection Fund