The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar through The United Republic of Tanzania, has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Zanzibar Energy Sector Transformation and Access Project (ZESTA) and intends to apply part of proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) main objective is to establish baseline data by identifying the migratory routes and gather detailed information and knowledge of birds and bats distribution and flight activities in order to predict the potential effects of the proposed overhead transmission line infrastructure on the birds and bats in accordance with the Zanzibar Environmental Management Act 2005 and the World Bank Group’s Environmental and Social Frameworks on ESS6 “Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources” in the period of twelve (12) months.

The specific goals of the detailed birds and bats study are as follows:

✓ To establish baseline data on birds and bats along the proposed Transmission Lines.

✓ To identify the migratory route along side or crossing the proposed 132 kV Lines in relation to the above mentioned sensitive areas.

✓ Determine the potential for the proposed Transmission Line project to cause adverse impact on birds and bats by characterizing the use of the Transmission Line sites and surrounding areas by birds and bats under various environmental conditions throughout the year.

Data collected prior to construction can be compared to information collected in a similar manner after the construction to determine which impact, if any, the project has on migrating and resident breeding and wintering birds and bats.

For detailed information please click to the following links:-

 ToR Birds and Bats Study