Over 200 dedicated Game Scouts and other law enforcement officers

These game scouts and officers are full of passion, courage and dedication.
They put their lives at risk every day to help protect Tanzania’s amazing wildlife resources.

MISSION

Help sustain and conserve biodiversity, wilderness, habitats and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities.

VISION

For Tanzania to be a country where the value of its natural resources are understood and upheld by all. We focus on applying a process of best practice management, the aim being to conserve natural resources in an ethical manner.  Our vision extends to international frontiers.

HISTORY

PAMS Foundation is a not-for-profit conservation organisation
based in Tanzania that was started in 2006.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Played an innovative and critical role in helping to turn around the elephant poaching crisis.

Ally Namangaya

Founding member and President

Ally Namangaya is a Director of the PAMS Foundation on a part-time basis. He has a PhD with Dortmund University (Germany) and a Masters Degree in Regional Development Planning and Management. He is a lecturer at Ardhi University, School of Urban and Regional Planning and specializes in rural development, participatory natural resource management, remote sensing and geographical information systems.

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Ally has 9 years work experience in teaching, researching and consultancy in participatory/land use planning and management, and 7 years experience in capacity building training at district and village levels. Ally is a member of the African Good Governance Network, Association for Biosphere Reserve Research and Communication, and is secretary to the Tanzanian Chairman of the Spring International Association of Development Planners.

Krissie Clark

Founding member and Secretary

Krissie Clark is a founding member and Secretary of PAMS Foundation and was recognised at the runner-up for the 2010 IUCN Young Conservationist Award. She holds a M.Sc in Botany and a B.Sc Honours in Wildlife Management. She has over 12 years experience in ecology, research, training, project management, participatory community natural resource management, ecotourism, environmental impact assessment, financial administration, GIS, management effectiveness assurance, environmental education and conservation management.

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Krissie has several years project management experience including being the Invasive Alien Species Program Co-ordinator for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (South Africa) and managing a budget of 3.5. million USD a year and that educated, trained and employed over 1700 local community members. Poverty reduction, gender equity, HIV/AIDS education and prevention were important and integral components of this program.  Krissie was also formerly the Project Manager for the Zululand Grassland Project (University of Cape Town, South Africa). She is a volunteer member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. Krissie is also co-author and lecturer of the ‘Ensuring Effective Management Course in Conservation Areas’ which is taught at the Southern Africa Wildlife College.

Wayne Lotter

Founding member and past President

Wayne Lotter passed away on the 16th August 2017 in the line of duty.

Wayne had a Masters Degree in Nature Conservation and 23 years of professional experience in wildlife management, conservation and environmental management, and community liaison and worked in government, corporate and NGO sectors. Wayne’s excellent project management experience included his previous employment as the International Team Leader for the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Protection Corridor Project (KfW) in southern Tanzania.

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He was formerly the Invasive Alien Species Programme Co-ordinator for Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife (managing a substantial budget). Wayne’s experience included protected area management, project management, financial administration, community development, ecotourism, restoration ecology, integrated environmental, quality, safety and health systems management, risk management systems auditing and certification. He was experienced with regard to strategic and operational planning in conservation, with an exceptional track record in terms of results achieved in particular in the fields of wildlife crime law enforcement and invasive alien vegetation control.

Wayne also led the development of a Protected Area Management System (PAMS), which is being used as a tool to impel and ensure effective conservation management. Wayne is co-author of the ‘Ensuring Effective Management Course’ which is a Module presented at the Southern Africa Wildlife College and lead the development of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas “Managing Wildlife Crime in Protected Areas: Training Guide for Field Rangers” Best Practice Series document, a benchmark standard for anti-poaching training internationally. He also served on various committees, working groups and associations, and was the Vice President of the International Ranger Federation and past Chairman of the Game Rangers Association and of Africa and a specialist advisor for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, Range Management Section (Tanzania).  Wayne’s experience included government, international corporate and NGO sectors.

Max Jenes

Ruvuma Elephant Project Coordinator

Max Jenes holds a degree in Wildlife Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He currently is the Project Coordinator for the Ruvuma Elephant Project in southern Tanzania which lies between Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania and Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique. This borderland area has traditionally been notorious for ivory poaching and illegal logging.

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Max facilitates the training and patrolling of over 200 village game scouts in area, along with implementing a Human Elephant Conflict mitigation programme. His determination, dedication, leadership and passion for wildlife has lead the success of the Ruvuma Elephant Project, which is a substantially safer place for the elephants that roam the area than it was at the time of project commencement.

Shaziri Adamu

Ruvuma Elephant Assistant Project Coordinator

Shaziri Adamu is the Assistant Project Coordinator for the Ruvuma Elephant Project in southern Tanzania. Shaziri grew up in the Ruvuma thus his passion to protect both its wildlife and landscape. He was PAMS very first employee on this project and has been an indispensable member of our team. His passion, courage, dedication and community care shines through in his daily work.

Samwel Gibuyi

Database Manager and Education Officer

Samwel Gibuyi recently finished his degree in Wildlife Management at Sokoine University of Agriculture and joined the Ruvuma Elephant Project as Database Manager and Education Officer. Samwel is responsible for collating all the patrol data and implementing the ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’ conservation education syllabus that we developed. He is teaching it at the secondary schools in the project areas we work, and in the process also doing ‘train the teacher’, so it can be continued as part of the local school programme for many years to come. Samwel is also training up to be a pilot and takeover PAMS Foundation’s aerial surveillance work.

Ferdnand Chugu

Database & Extension Officer, Tarangire Manyara Protection Project

Ferndand Chugu was born in Dodoma and has a degree in Wildlife Manage Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture. Ferdnand is responsible for coordinating anti-poaching patrols, collating all the patrol data and implementing the ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’ conservation education syllabus that we developed. He is teaching it at the secondary schools in the project areas we work, and in the process also doing ‘train the teacher’, so it can be continued as part of the local school programme for many years to come.

Gabriel (Sundulai) Yohana

Ololosokwan Community Scout Project Team Leader

Sundulai Yohana heads up the Ololosokwan Community Scout Project in the North-Eastern corner of the Serengeti Ecosystem.  Sundulai was born in Ololosokwan village and is a respected member of the community. Sundulai and his team are responsible for wildlife protection in the Kleins Concession which falls within the Olosokwan village land. This section of land support many elephants, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wild dog and other species. The annual migrating herd of wildebeest and zebra moves through the area en route to the Masai Mara and on their return to the southern Serengeti.

Steven Msabaha

Logistics Manager & Driver

Steven Msabaha is based in Arusha, where he serves to sustain PAMS practical ethos. He was one of the first employees of PAMS Foundation and is extremely loyal and dependable.  Steven manages logistics and our vehicle fleet, which is often a daunting task considering the challenging terrain.

Magreth Mathew

Administrative Officer

Magreth Mathew  joined the team recently and heads up the Arusha Office.  She has a Diploma in Accountancy from the Institute of Accountancy, Arusha. Magreth is currently in the process of taking her exams to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Christina Semindu

Project Accountant

Christina Semindu is based in Dar es Salaam, where she overseas all project accounting related to Dar es Salaam based operations.

Camillius Ndeyanka

Information Systems  Manager

Camillius  Ndeyanka is based in Dar es Salaam, where he overseas special project data and analysis related to our field operations.

Maurus Nyimbo

Head Driver

Maurus is the Head Driver for the Ruvuma Elephant Project. He was born and raised in the Ruvuma Region and is always willing to drive the proverbial extra mile, with a smile.

John (Bonge) Nyimbo

Driver

Bonge is a Driver for the Ruvuma Elephant Project. He was also born and raised in the Ruvuma Region and has a great sense of humour.

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OTHER TEAM MEMBERS

Tanzania Conservation Divider

Peadar Brehony

Projects Technical Adviser

 

Gaston Mlimakifi

Database and Extension Officer

 

Thadeo Komba

Driver

 

Raziki Sirikwa

Driver

 

William Sengalai

Driver

 

Arifati Kigoma

Security

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