Pasiansi Wildlife Training Institute (PWTI) was established under Section 96 of the Wildlife Conservation Act No. 5 of 2009. The well renowned cen-tre for training game scouts/rangers is 48 years old now. It is the only Institute offering paramilitary training in Wildlife Management for the ma-jority of operational level staff in the wildlife sub-sector in Tanzania.
PWTI’s vision since its inception has been to be the center in providing appropriate training at operational level in wildlife law enforcement for sustainable wildlife Management.
The mission is to produce quality wildlife rangers at operational level to the public institutions and individuals for protecting wildlife resources through offering paramilitary, wildlife management, law enforcement and security training as well as research and consultancy services.
The vision and mission of PWTI drawn from the Arusha Manifesto stipu-lated in 1961 by the founding father of the Nation, His Excellency the late Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere.
Since 1966 to June 2013, more than 3000 game rangers/wardens have graduated from PWTI. During the same period, more than 2000 have trained in the tailor-made short courses.
PWTI, we believe that successful conservation of biological diversity de-pends on the range of skills, techniques, values and knowledge pos-sessed by game wardens/park rangers in the field of conservation and management towards addressing conservation challenges that among others, currently include; over harvesting of biodiversity resources, cli-mate change and poverty due to increased human population and development.
Towards realizing the critical gaps in this set of skills and knowledge re-quired by Game wardens/ park rangers, the Institute curriculum is re-viewed regularly as a basis for transferring relevant skills, techniques and knowledge to trainees.
In order for PWTI to achieve its primary objectives of training qualified and disciplined Game rangers/wardens towards the stewardship in pro-tection and management of wildlife in Tanzania; the management there-fore calls for collaboration between students and all stakeholders of wildlife in Tanzania mentioning a few Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Director of Wildlife (DW), Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and African Wildlife Founda-tion (AWF), to join hands so as to fulfill this important task. It should be born in mind that conservation of wildlife cannot be achieved if each segment will work in isolation.