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Trade-Offs between wildlife conservation and local livelihood: evidence from Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Sigalla, Huruma L.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-18T08:04:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-18T08:04:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Sigalla, H. L. (2013) Trade-off between wildlife conservationand local livelihood: evidence from Tanzania, African Review Vol. 40, No.1, 2013: 155-178 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 0856-0056
dc.identifier.issn 1821-889X
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/423
dc.description The document is available in print and electronic form en_GB
dc.description.abstract This article discusses sociological and anthropological factors which either support or undermine conservation endeavor in Tanzania. It is based on a study that was conducted in Saadani and Ruaha National Parks. The overall objective of the study was to understand local people's awareness of resources and conservation of wildlife and identify sociological and anthropological issues related to trade-offs between conservation and development. The findings show that, generally, local people perceive conservation positively and are therefore willing to conserve. However, this is different to local communities surrounding protected areas who seem to be not only critical but also negative with the way in which the conservation process is implemented. The reason behind this negative attitude is brought about by the unbalanced trade-offs between conservation benefits and their means of livelihood. As a result, conservation activities are perceived as being more prescriptive and restrictive than integrative and supportive. Based on the findings, this article concludes that local people understand the importance of conservation and would support it had there been a balance of the trade-offs between conservation and their livelihood, and if they could anticipate some benefits now and in the near future. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher TUKI en_GB
dc.subject Wildlife conservation en_GB
dc.subject Saadani national park en_GB
dc.subject Ruaha national park en_GB
dc.subject ecosystem en_GB
dc.subject Livelihood en_GB
dc.subject Environmental factors en_GB
dc.title Trade-Offs between wildlife conservation and local livelihood: evidence from Tanzania en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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