Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve Management Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Nov 1997
Signature Date 08 May 1998
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31220
Commitment U.A 5,906,930.27
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Selous Game Reserve Management Project is intended to create conditions for a profitable and sustainable management of the SGR. When the project is fully operational, the bed occupancy revenue will increase from the current US$ 1.62 million to US$ 14.58 million per annum. The Selous Game Reserve is of utmost significance in the Government’s pursuance of this policy objective because of its large size of 50,000 km2 and for being the sanctuary for the largest population of elephants and black rhinos in Africa. The project will provide integrated natural resource management in Selous Game Reserve and its buffer zones; road maintenance equipment and improve staff housing. Project outputs included: i) adoption of more efficient wildlife conservation techniques and land use in SGR and buffer zone; ii) Selous eco-system as a World Heritage site sustained and preserved; iii) Community wildlife management established in Ulanga and Kiloboron districts; iv) infrastructure of SGR rehabilitated and constructed; v) SGR staff houses constructed and rehabilitated. The project will be implemented over a 6-year period with a total cost estimated at UA 6.43 million.

Project Objectives

The main objectives are to contribute to growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and poverty alleviation through more efficient wildlife management and improved revenue. This will be achieved through more efficient wildlife utilization and improved game revenue collection. The project objective is to create sustainable and effective management in SGR and its buffer zones through the adoption of more efficient wildlife and biodiversity conservation techniques and the improvement of the SGR infrastructure.


The beneficiaries were the communities living in the SGR and the management of staff of SGR. The project would expected to contribute to GDP growth and poverty reduction through more efficient wildlife utilization and improved game revenue collection.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-AAD-001
Last Update 07 Jul 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of