Human and Wildlife Coexistence in Tanzania.

Promoting One Health: Sustainable Development for the Maasai through Wildlife Coexistence

Project Objective

Project location: Lossimingori, Orkisima, Arusha District, Tanzania
Human Support: Positive impact on Human Masai people.
GPS Location

Wild Spirit Fund is excited to introduce our innovative 360 One Health project, which fosters coexistence between wildlife and the Maasai population in East Africa. As human-animal conflicts escalate in the region, our project's primary goal is to promote sustainable harmony between local communities and wildlife while ensuring the health of ecosystems, humans, and animals.

Since its start in 2022, our project has not only mitigated existing conflicts but has also improved the quality of life for the community and fostered sustainable cohabitation between human communities and the region’s diverse wildlife, ultimately enhancing the existence of wild animals and the traditional Maasai community.

Field Actions Implemented

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Ecosystem Conservation Protecting 100 km² of habitat.

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Wildlife Awareness: Educating 2,500 individuals on the importance of wildlife.

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Primary School Creation Providing education to 210 children.

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Provision of Water and Educational Services Ensuring access to clean water and educational resources.

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Promotion of Gender Equality Empowering girls and women through education and employment.

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Health and Safety Improvement Constructing 50 improved kitchens with chimneys and supplying 10,000 liters of drinking water to the school.

The project is of vital importance for several fundamental reasons

Scholarship Students

In addition to the 210 primary school students, we award scholarships to students in secondary schools and vocational training each year. The scholarships cover annual tuition, accommodation expenses, school supplies, and uniforms. Here are our scholarship students for 2022 and 2023.

Biodiversity Conservation

The project significantly contributes to biodiversity conservation by promoting peaceful coexistence between wildlife and the local population. This is crucial for protecting endangered species and maintaining the health of local ecosystems.

Improvement of Quality of Life

By ensuring access to water during droughts and providing quality education, the project elevates the quality of life for the local population. Access to clean water and proper education are crucial factors for human development and the overall well-being of communities.

Reduction of Human-Animal Conflict

By implementing measures to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife, such as improving water supply infrastructure and hiring a veterinarian, the project contributes to a more harmonious coexistence between both. This protects communities from damage and economic losses and preserves wildlife.

Promotion of Gender Equality:

By promoting female employment and ensuring access to education for all girls in the community, the project actively promotes gender equality. Gender equality is essential for sustainable development as it empowers women and promotes a more equitable and just society.

Contribution to Sustainable Development
The project promotes sustainable development by addressing current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This is achieved by implementing practices and policies that balance economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity, ensuring the region’s prosperous and sustainable future.
Improvement of Human Health

One of the project’s fundamental aspects is improving the local population’s health. Ensuring a constant clean water supply significantly reduces the risks of waterborne diseases. Additionally, by providing access to essential healthcare services and promoting proper hygiene practices, the project contributes to disease prevention and strengthens the community’s overall well-being. This improvement in human health not only benefits the individuals directly involved but also positively impacts the socio-economic development of the region as a whole.

Schooling

Education Thanks to European School Collaboration

Losimbogory School has established a sister school relationship with IES Los Cerros de Úbeda, Spain.

Partnership Projects with European Schools

Our leading European School is the Instituto Los Cerros de Úbeda, which collaborates with numerous educational institutions to achieve our goals. To join this initiative, please contact us.

Raising awareness about African communities and wildlife conservation among 1000 European students.

Exchange of information and awareness between students.

Donation of school supplies and basic services to the school.

Faculty exchange program: Spanish teachers visiting the school and collaborating with local teachers in physical education activities.

Fundraising project, led by students and teachers.

We are looking for additional partners, support and sponsors.

Would you like to sponsor a student?

The annual sponsorship cost per student is 700 euros. Sponsor a student today.

We seek sponsors for our project, which comprehensively addresses urgent issues such as biodiversity conservation, access to essential services, and human-animal conflict. Contributing to this project means contributing to sustainable development and the well-being of local communities in East Africa. Join us and be part of the change!

Destination of the budget

Meet the team

Dra Quesada, Fabiola

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, MD) Wild Spirit Fund – CEO

Dr Makouloutou. Patrice

Doctor (PhD) of Veterinary Sciences. Research Institute in Tropical Ecology (IRET/ CENAREST)

Endorsed by

Dr A Alonso Aguirre

George Mason University, Department Chair and Professor

I wholeheartedly endorse Fabiola’s project! Highly qualified and passionate, she has the initiative and stamina to study pathogens spilling over from humans to gorillas. More than ever we need to support scientists like her committed to conservation and working with local communities. As a founder of Wild Spirit, she totally understands the current pressure wild populations face during these challenging times. Fabiola and her team will deliver the first specific health and disease protocols for gorillas in the region

Dr Carlos Iglesias Pastrana

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Cordoba, Spain

I feel really excited about enhancing this promising project. Fabiola is one of the most powerful personalities worldwide that passionately contributes to the protection and conservation of nature for sure. The present pioneer project she leads will contribute to an empirical identification of infectious hazards for gorillas in Gabon and which could be potentially transmitted to humans. We all are responsible to give a response to this call of action and help Fabiola achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

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