The conservation of ecosystems in Africa where natural ecological processes still occur, for their intrinsic values and for the long term benefit of people.
The Africa Regional Office has been established by Dr. Markus Borner in 1992 in Seronera, in the middle of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. This was when a Memorandum of Understanding between the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and the Government of Tanzania has been signed to confirm the conservation work FZS undertook in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park has always been the core of the conservation work of FZS in Africa, however, with the establishment of the FZS Africa Regional Office the FZS Africa Conservation Programme also developed. Now FZS is supporting conservation projects in Ethiopia, DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Dr. Markus Borner is the Head of the Africa Programme and is supported by his staff. These include three programme managers, a programme accountant and a programme administrator as well as several support staff. The Africa Regional Office is not only responsible for the management of the several projects, their logistics and accounts, but it also leads all projects in the Serengeti Ecosystem. In addition, another important task of the Africa Regional Office is to liaise with the governmental partners.
- efficient management of all Africa projects
- coordination and control of all Africa projects
- soliciting third party funding and their management
- project evaluation and reporting
- programme accounting and administration including audits
Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA)
Wildlife Division (WD)
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI)