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  • Randileni - Randileni

    Randileni Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lies in Monduli District in Arusha Region. In the South it is bordered by Tarangire National Park, one of the most eminent conservation areas…

  • Ikona - Juhiwaiko

    Ikona WMA is located in Serengeti District in Mara region. It covers five villages namely Robanda, Nyichoka, Makundusi-Nyakitono, Park-Nyigoti and Natta-Mbisso. It borders Serenqeti…

  • Ukutu - Jukumu

    Ukutu WMA lie between 310000 - 435000 E and 9158000 - 9395000 N. The WMA extends from Mkulazi Forest Reserve in the East to Mikumi National Park in the West. In the North is bounded…

  • Kimbanda - KIMBANDA

    Kimbanda ipo katika Kata ya Lusewa, Wilaya ya Namtumbo katika Mkoa wa Ruvuma. Kwa upande wa Kaskazini, inapakana na Jumuiya ya hifadhi ya Mbarang’andu, Kisungule kwa upande wa Mashariki,…

  • Burunge - Juhibu

    The Burunge WMA in Babati District is located in Tanzania's wildlife-rich northern tourist circuit. The WMA is very close to both Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. It is roughly…

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About Us

AAs Consortium is an umbrella organization for all Authorised Associations (AAs) that manage Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Tanzania. The consortium is a civil society organization intended to provide a platform to the AAs to articulate their views and concerns with different stakeholders. Members of the consortium have agreed to work together and share experience and resources for communal benefits. It is through consortium AAs discuss, plan and decide on issues of common interest. The consortium has leadership and secretariat (employees: Executive Secretary, Administrative Assistant and Accountant) obtained as per its constitution. AAC has coordination office space located at Msasani Area, Mikoroshoni Street, Dar Es Salaam. All correspondences to the AAC should be addressed through:-

Background Information
The Wildlife Policy of Tanzania of 1998 (as revised in 2007) underpins three main objectives for engaging broad spectrum of local communities into wildlife conservation and management. These include:

Promoting conservation of wildlife outside core protected areas by creating Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), Enabling local communities to manage WMAs, and Creating an enabling environment which ensures that legal and sustainable wildlife schemes directly benefit local communities.

In 2007, 16 pilot WMAs among others were officially declared by the Government of Tanzania in the Government Gazette as fully flagged WMAs and marked inauguration for establishment of WMAs countrywide. Authorized Association (AA) which is the Community-based Organization (CBO) representing the participating villages members that form the WMA has responsibility for managing WMAs on-behalf of member villages. lt is therefore, the Wildlife Conservation Act No.5 of 2009 gives power to local communities to sustainably utilize Wildlife resources on their village land. Procedure and guidelines for establishing and managing WMAs are underlined on the Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) Regulations of 2012.

Currently there are 38 WMAs countrywide at different stages of development of which 17 WMAs have attained Authorized Association (AAs) status, namely: i) Tunduru (NALIKA), ii) Liwale (MAGINGO), iii) Ngarambe/Tapika (MUNGATA), iv) Wami-Mbiki (WAMI-MBIKI SOCIETY), v) Pawaga-ldodi (MBOMIPA), vi) Ipole (JUHIWAI), vii) Uyumbu (UWIMA), viii) Burunge (JUHIBU), ix) Ikona (JUHIWAIKO), x) Enduimet (ENDUIMET), xi) Mbarang’andu (MBARANG’ANDU), xii) Ukutu(JUKUMU), xiii) Makame (INDEMA), xiv) Makao (JUHIWAPOMA), Kimbande (KIMBANDE), Kisungule (KISUNGULE) and Chingoli (CHINGOLI).With the support from USAID through World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), fourteen (14) founding AAs deliberately agreed to establish Authorised Association (AA) Consortium.

AAs Consortium (AAC) is an apex body for all Authorised Associations managing Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Tanzania. In Kiswahili the association is known as “Muungano wa Jumuiya Zilizoidhinishwa za Hifadhi ya Maeneo ya Wanyamapori Tanzania”. The Consortium is a civil society organization intended to provide a platform to the AAs to articulate their views and concerns of different stakeholders, plan and decide on matter of their common interests. The organization was registered on 22nd January, 2010 under the Societies Act Cap. 337 (R.E. 2002), with certificate of registration No. 16619 as an umbrella for all WMAs which have attained"AA” status. The body has been mandated to operate within the framework of Wildlife Conservation Act (2009) and Wildlife Management Areas Regulations (2012).

The main objective of the AAC is to provide services to AAs members and non-members in Tanzania and improving members’ social and economic welfare. The specific objectives of AAs
Consortium includes:-
• Conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the respective WMAs;

• Fundraising and lay down procedures for use of financial resources in order to improve social services such as schools, infrastructure and hospitals around members

Objectives
The main objective of the AAs consortium is to provide services to AA members and non-members in Tanzania to improve members’ social and economic welfare. Specifically, AA Consortium is responsible for:-
• Conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the respective WMAs;
• Fund raising and lay down procedures for use of financial resources in order to improve social services such as schools; infrastructure and hospitals around members WMAs;
• Providing advisory services to AA members particularly during planning of development projects, marketing research and control of illegal off take of natural resources;
• Liaison with government, non-governmental organization and/or private sectors in all matter that affect its members positively or negatively;
• Dealing with issues related to licenses, permits and fees for natural resources based investments/businesses;
• Ensuring good public relationships with governments, NGOs and other institutions that work together with member AAs;
• Creating an enabling environment for tourism and hunting business in WMAs;
• Law enforcement and ensure the rule of law in all WMAs; and
• Dealing with all other issues for the benefits of its members but in compliance with existing policies and legislations.

Expected Benefits
1. To have sustainable natural resources management in WMAs
2. To secure funds for natural resource management activities
3. Provision of social services
4. Good development plans
5. Secured markets for different tourism products in the WMAs
6. Representation of AA members in decision making bodies
7. Good public relation with all stakeholders working with AAs
8. Having favourable environment for investment in WMAs

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