SEMA The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem project
SEMA The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem project contributes to conservation of Serengeti-Mara ecosystems through empowering local communities to adapt to sustainable livelihoods.
The Maria-Serengeti landscape is known for the rich wildlife well captured by travelers from all over the world. But for farmers living side by side with the wild animals the life can be a struggle. Elephant droppings at the farm. Footprints from wild animals in the maize field. Animals destroying the crops. It can even reach to a level when wild animals are being poached by humans or humans killed by the wild animals. The SEMA project is implemented in these areas characterised by high poverty levels and human-wildlife conflict. By strenthening target communities to adapt to sustainable livelihoods and to support ecosystem management and wildlife conservation the project aims to improve the livelihoods of the farmers and reduce the conflict by rehabilitate the wildlife corridors.