Organisation

Ruaha Carnivore Project



NAME Ruaha Carnivore Project
COUNTRY Tanzania
REGION Ruaha Landscape
COMMENCED 2009
AREAS OF FOCUS Monitoring, Research, Education, Community, Awareness, Anti-poaching
NO. OF PAINTED WOLVES IN AREA 500
KEY PERSONNEL Amy Dickman, Michael Kimaro

The mission of the Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) is to achieve successful human-carnivore coexistence by empowering local communities, and to develop effective strategies for long-term carnivore conservation.

RCP works in the Ruaha landscape, the core of which is the Ruaha National Park, surrounded by wildlife management areas and village land. It is a priority ‘hotspot’ for African carnivore conservation, and RCP is the only dedicated carnivore conservation project in the area.

The RCP has five main objectives: i) collect baseline data on carnivore ecology, ii) disseminate information about Ruaha’s carnivores and their ecology, iii) investigate and mitigate human-carnivore conflict, iv) improve local knowledge of carnivores and conservation, and v) improve local capacity in carnivore research and conservation.