The study assessed the Land use changes adjacent to Lake Babati using Geographic
information system and remote sensing. Specifically, the study assessed the negative
impacts associated with anthropogenic activities to the lake, land use changes
adjacent to the lake between years 2000 and 2011 and examined the strengths and
weaknesses of the ongoing management of the Lake. Villages studied were Babati
Majengo, Singe and Bagara Ziwani. Data were collected using Geographic
information system and remote sensing techniques, questionnaire survey, Key
informant information and physical field visit. Statistical Package for Social Sciences
version 20 was used to analyze data.
Results indicate that, negative impacts to the Lake due to anthropogenic activities
prevailing in the study area were mainly encroachment, overfishing, soil erosion and
siltation. Land use changes have occurred in all study villages for all zones such as
cultivation, grazing and residence. On average, cultivation and residence zones
increased by 3.1% and 4.9% respectively in the study area between 2000 and 2011
while grazing zone decreased by 5.3% in the study area during those years. The
major strengths of lake Babati management include forest conservation along the
riparian zone, law enforcement and provision of environmental education. The main
weaknesses undermining the ongoing conservation strategies of lake Babati were
poor community participation and lack of proper land use plan that should allocate
appropriate area for each land use category.
The study concludes that, the noted land use changes between 2000 and 2011are
mainly due to unsustainable human practices and has induced much pressure on the
lake and its resources. Therefore, appropriate measures including involvement of
relevant stakeholders’ particularly local communities in lake management should be
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