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William Mgomo is a Game Warden in Tanzania and is monitoring local otter populations, talking with local fishermen and working on local solutions to human/otter conflicts for fish resources. His priorities are fuel for his motorcycle (piki piki in Swahili) and educational outreach materials. Click here to read more about William Mgomo
William visited two schools – the students with the red jerseys are Mtama primary school with 322 total and Lipumba primary school with 233 total. He talked to school kids about the importance of preserving otters and their habitats, their ecology, the challenge they face and how living organisms depend on each other. Later, I visited the fish pond of Daniel Mlawa who is also the headmaster of Lipumba primary school. The pond was well kept and did not present any potential for otter conflict. The challenge is only birds that eat the fish from pond. Here you can read the whole report and below is an array of photos. Thank you William!
We have a new report that includes the latest on William’s endeavours and more tidbits of interesting news. Click here to check it out -> November 2017 Report <-
Raising awareness -> William is on a roll! He is launched in his plight to educate the local people (fishermen, adults and children alike) and has sent us his most recent report, that you can read here: Raising Awareness Project
31st of May, 2017
World Otter Day celebrations!
“I started the journey and headed to Nyasa District for creating awareness to Students. It almost 62 km from Mbinga town, and it took 4:30 hours to reach Ng’ombo by bus and Land rover and as it is rough road. The aim was to visit two schools found in the shore of Lake Nyasa to persuade them about the role played by Otters in Ecology and the way to preserve them in their natural habitat.” Read more about William’s awareness journey ->World Otter day 2017 <-
May 2017 – updated Resources section with fantastic new education material!
To help the AON celebrate World Otter Day, our Education Officer Carol Bennetto created incredibly new multi-lingual education materials, including but not limited to: mazes to help otters survive in the wild, masks and fact sheets for children. We are extremely lucky to have her – thank you Carol! You can find all the material -> here <-
May 2017 – Visit with Tanzanian outreach partner William Mgomo, Jan Reed-Smith (Director), Brenda Stalter (donor) and John Ngoma (field logistics)
Please click here -> AON visit May 17 2017 <- to read more about this exciting visit and a recap of our project status in rural Tanzania
MARCH 2017 NEWS! click here -> William Mgomo Project Update