LiveWildlife’s mission is to promote and facilitate the protection of rural Tanzania’s environmental heritage in a way that benefits both the community and the area’s natural habitat.
LiveWildlife is a non-profit association based in Tanzania, operating under Tanzanian law. LiveWildlife is managed by a board and major decisions are taken at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), with Nicolas Negre as chairman and on-site project co-ordinator.
The AGM is the highest authority of the foundation and formally approves any board activities. LiveWildlife is funded by the generous donations of interested parties and our partners. We have also created a LiveWildlife Seal©, which will be shown on souvenirs, clothes and other saleable items. These products are sold in the shops of lodges such as Chem Chem Wildlife Concession, and 100% of the profits are devoted to LiveWildLife’s wildlife protection or education programs.
LiveWildlife believes that education and protecting wildlife form a perfect symbiosis, and that sustainable environmental protection is only possible when local communities are able to determine their own land use, without disturbing the natural habitat. LiveWildlife aims to achieve this through targeted environmental projects that bring the interests of the residents and the environment together; and by supporting the state education system (in cooperation with the local community members, teachers and state officials) through infrastructure development and environmental education programs. We devote our work to the communities, especially to their children, towards ensuring a sustainable future.
‘We have to start to think in terms of being part of the community of life, and we have to contribute actively to the process of transformation of the mind-set of the society in which we live. The protected areas of wildlife in this world can prove to be of enormous value in this respect. They are so very necessary for all of us, for nature, for life herself. We can help to change the attitude from being the spectator to becoming the partner and finally the participant in nature.’