Highlights and Publications

13
Jun
2014

Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas A 2012 Status Report

Tanzania is home to extraordinary wildlife migrations set against iconic African landscapes. Its natural wealth ranges from the open grasslands of the Serengeti in the north to granite inselbergs and thick woodlands in the south. At the same time, Tanzania remains economically one… Read More

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18
Jan
2013

Community-Based Conservation in Tanzania: Getting the Incentives Right

Networks of protected areas (PAs) remain the single most dominant approach for conserving biodiversity in the tropics (Brunei et al. 2001). In Tanzania, PAs occupy about 24% of the country's land cover (VVPT 2007). Generally, PAs have done a good job of sustaining much of the existing… Read More

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17
Jan
2013

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs): benefits, challenges and steps

Wildlife can endanger a community’s livelihoods and people – or become its greatest natural asset. If you’re trying to farm or graze, elephants and lions can wreak havoc. But if you’re willing to be flexible and make some effort, the same animals can attract income, jobs,… Read More

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17
Jan
2012

Wildlife Management in Tanzania: Recentralization, Rent Seeking, and Resistance

Wildlife management in Tanzania is currently undergoing a process of recentralization. While the Wildlife Policy of 1998 opened up for community participation and local benefits, the Wildlife Policy of 2007 and the Wildlife Conservation Act of 2009 re-focus on central government control… Read More

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17
Nov
2011

Taking Stock of Governance of Wildlife by Communities

There is increasing consensus that, despite substantial opportunities and investment to date, progress on community wildlife management (CWM) in Tanzania has fallen below the expectations of many stakeholders. Promised socio-economic benefits, democratic governance and conservation… Read More

Attachment: attachment CWM_Roundtable_Meeting_Report_Final

17
Nov
2011

From Promise to Performance? Wildlife Management Areas in Northern Tanzania

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are the mechanism established for implementing community wildlife management in Tanzania. WMAs consist of portions of village land set aside for purposes of wildlife conservation and the development of wildlife-based enterprises such as tourism and… Read More

Attachment: attachment WMA_TNRF_Brief_Nov_2011

17
Aug
2010

Wildlife Management Areas

Wildlife in Tanzania has been property and responsibility of the state since the colonial period. In the late 1900s, however, the government ushered in new policies that granted wildlife user rights to communities that established Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) on Village Land.… Read More

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