Jumanne Maghembe (right) receive Germany Ambassador in Tanzania Egon Kochanke
during the handing over event of the Husky Surveillance aircraft to Serengeti
National Park over the weekend.
Husky surveillance aircraft donated by Germany to Serengeti National Park to
enhance patrol activities
Jumanne Maghembe greet Serengeti National Park Tourism Warden Godson Kimaro during
the handing over event.
left) delivering his speech during the handing over event. Others in the
picture from left are Serengeti Chief Park Warden William Mwakilema, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism
Pro. Jumanne Maghembe and Director General of TANAPA Allan Kijazi.
left) handing over a certificate of ownership of the Husky surveillance
aircraft donated to Serengeti National Park to the Minister for Natural
Resources and Tourism Pro. Jumanne Maghembe. Others in the picture are FZS
Program Manager for Africa Gerald Bigurube, Acting Director General of TAWA
Martin Loibooki, TANAPA Director General Allan Kijazi, Serengeti Chief Park
Warden William Mwakilema and TANAPA Director of Tourism and Marketing Ibrahim
Embassy Tanzania, and Frankfurt Zoological Society
handed over an aircraft to the Tanzanian Minister of Natural Resources and
Tourism. The Husky aircraft will be deployed by Frankfurt Zoological Society
(FZS) for surveillance of the Serengeti National Park to support TANAPA’s fight
areas under a severe threat of local extinction because of poaching,“ said
Minister Jumanne Maghembe on the occasion of the handover in Seronera. He
thanked the German government for the support in countering the recent upsurge
ecosystem management are key in the fight against poaching”, said the German
Ambassador Egon Kochanke. “I am very proud to be able to hand this aircraft
over to the Tanzanian authorities and FZS. This is an important cornerstone of
our close and longstanding cooperation.”
in close cooperation with the Serengeti National Park Authority. With aerial
support, poacher camps and illegal activities can be detected and the pilots
can provide critical information to reaction forces on the ground.
dramatic upsurge of poaching threatening the country’s populations of elephants
and rhinos. To counter this threat and to support wildlife and habitat
monitoring, the German Government through the German Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided funding for the
acquisition of three aircraft.
the Tanzanian Selous Game Reserve and the Zambian North Luangwa National Park. The
Husky is well suited for monitoring and anti-poaching surveys as it operates at
low heights and slow speeds.
technical development cooperation measures implemented by FZS, GIZ, KfW, in
collaboration with Tanzania Wildlife Authority TAWA, Tanzania National Parks
TANAPA, and the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife DNPW.