Germany, Tanzania to cooperate on wildlife species research


Tanzania and Germany have agreed to strengthen cooperation on scientific research involving various wildlife species.

The Director General of the Berlin Museum of Natural History, Professor Johannes Vogel, made the commitment to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Gaudence Milanzi, who was on a working tour of Germany.

According to a statement released by the Ministry, Mr Milanzi and a Tanzanian delegation were attending this year’s ‘Berlin International Tourism Exhibition.’

It also stated that  Germany would support Tanzania in scientific researching to improve research skills involving wildlife species.

“Instead of returning the (remains of the dinosaur, the huge) lizard species to Tanzania, it would be better if the species will be used for research purposes as a way of disseminating knowledge,” Professor Vogel said.

For his part, Mr Milanzi said the government of Tanzania welcomed Germany’s decision to have an exchange program that was designed to impart knowledge upon Tanzanians.

“The government will offer all the support that’s needed to facilitate scientific researches in the greater interest of the two countries,” Milanzi said.

He also took the opportunity to welcome officials of the Berlin Museum of Natural History to visit Tanzania as part of sincere efforts to strengthen cooperation in the sector.


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