In early December 2020, two ARCC researchers, Dr. Rebecca Kariuki and Dr. Linus Munishi led a research dissemination workshop at Balili Rock Resort in Bunda town, northwestern Tanzania. The workshop aimed to give feedback, disseminate and discuss modelled future land cover change scenarios for the wider Serengeti ecosystem that diverse stakeholders from the Serengeti ecosystem had co-produced a year earlier. The scenarios were co-produced by stakeholders from Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Maswa Game Reserve, Makao Wildlife Management Area, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA), Friends of Severin Museums, local community, and the Tarime, Bunda, Itilima, Ngorongoro, Meatu, Maswa, and Bariadi District Councils. Following the research dissemination, ARCC intends to continue working closely with the stakeholders to identify sustainable future development pathways for the wider Serengeti ecosystem.
Western Serengeti research dissemination workshop photographs by Rebecca Kariuki: