Two lions waiting in the grass

Impact Summary

Impact

Our programs positively impact thirty-five communities in six critical conservation landscapes across northern Tanzania.

Our strategic and holistic conservation model is designed to benefit both people and wildlife while helping to preserve the natural environment for future generations. Read our 2021 Annual Report to learn about our most recent accomplishments and programmatic updates.

Measuring Impact, Monitoring Effectiveness

APW takes a science-driven and adaptive approach to conservation and community development to ensure the maximum positive impact of our work. Access to timely, accurate, and detailed information enhances the efforts of our team and partners and enables us to continually evolve our programs. Our GIS department is fully integrated into all of our conservation initiatives, ensuring that each program is contributing to our holistic approach towards landscape connectivity.

Erika Piñeros/APW
Using a phone to collect conservation data

Mobile Technologies Improve Performance

Our field teams across northern Tanzania utilize mobile technologies like Cybertracker, the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART), Survey123, and Collector for ArcGIS to collect and share real-time data to a cloud-based server. Our Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation team then uses the ArcGIS platform to clean, analyze, and share the data, allowing us to respond to conflict, measure trends over time, and adapt our programs to changing conditions on the ground.

Maasai man using a cell phone

Making a Difference

1,600+

Living Walls constructed across northern Tanzania

9

consecutive years of increasing or stable herbivore populations across targeted monitoring area

800,000+

acres of critical grasslands managed by communities

18,000+

family members in 50 communities positively impacted by Living Walls

1,844+

members involved in sustainable enterprise development across 104 women’s groups

16

tons of crude honey harvested by women's groups

87

Warriors for Wildlife promoting peaceful coexistence

19,000+

schoolchildren reached through environmental education activities

3,100+

adults estimated to be reached via natural resource management training

Herd of zebra on the savanna

2021 Annual Report

Together with our supporters, partners, and colleagues in conservation, we achieved extraordinary wins for people and wildlife in 2021.