Ms. Lowaeli S. Damalu - MENTOR Fellow from Tanzania


Ms. Lowaeli S. Damalu

Lowaeli Damalu was one of eight USFWS MENTOR Fellows in 2008-2009 from Kenya, Southern Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda working to address the illegal bushmeat exploitation in the Eastern Africa region. 

As a MENTOR Fellow from Tanzania, Lowaeli Damalu completed her bushmeat field assessment on illegal bushmeat trade in Tanzania's urban centers of Morogoro and Kilombero Districts. Lowaeli Damalu worked with MENTOR Fellow Andimile Martin on a protein alternative partnership project around Serengeti National Park. Lowaeli and Martin also working as a team on cross border issues with MENTOR Fellow Evanson Kariuki, who focused on bushmeat awareness and law enforcement in Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Lowaeli Damalu has worked with the Wildlife Division under the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resource and Tourism for 17 years. Within the Wildlife Division, she has worked as a law enforcement officer, licensing officer, and instructor at Pasiansi Wildlife Training Institute.  She holds a first degree B.Sc. in Wildlife Conservation Science and Zoology from the University of Dar es Salaam-Tanzania.  She has a Diploma and Certificate in Wildlife Management from the College of African Wildlife Management- Mweka, Tanzania.  During her undergraduate studies, Lowaeli did a special project on "Trophy Hunting Sustainability in Tanzania specifically on African elephant hunting: a case of Selous Game Reserve". 


Bushmeat Field Assessment: 

The Illegal Bushmeat Trade in Urban Centers: Case Studies of Morogoro and Kilombero urban districts in Tanzania.

Goals of the field assessment:

  • To examine the illegal bushmeat trade in urban centers in Morogoro and Kilombero, focusing on ecological impacts, and potential nutritional and income alternatives.

To learn more about the objectives, findings, and recommendations of Lowaeli Damalu's field assessment, please view the following documents:

            Bushmeat Field Assessment Fact Sheet on Tanzania's urban centers of Morogoro and Kilombero Districts

            Bushmeat Field Assessment Presentation on the Illegal Bushmeat Trade in Urban Centers: Case Studies of Morogoro and Kilombero urban districts in Tanzania.


Pilot Projects:

More information to come on Lowaeli Damalu's work on cross-border initiatives between Tanzania and Kenya and protein alternative partnerships around Serengeti National Park.


Visit the Bushmeat-free East African Network (BEAN) website to learn more about the new network developed and managed by the USFWS MENTOR Fellows.


For more information on Lowaeli Damalu's work, please contact:

Ms. Lowaeli Simon Damalu

Wildlife Division

PO Box 1994

Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

Telephone:  255 784 660 701 (mobile)

Email: lowaeli@yahoo.co.uk


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