Research Papers/Topics in Natural Resource Management

Assessment Of The Challenges Facing Tour Guides And Porters: A Case Of Kilimanjaro National Park

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to assess the challenges facing tour guides and porters in Kilimanjaro National Park. Four routes were selected, includes Machame and Umbwe (ascending), Marangu (ascending and descending) while Mweka, was used only for field observation because was the only descending route. Purposive and simple random sampling technique was used to obtain 120 respondents. Data were collected by using questionnaire surveys, interviews, physical site visits, focus ...

Effectiveness Of Adaptation For Climate Change And Variability On Maize Production In Meatu District

ABSTRACT This study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of adaptation for climate change and variability on maize production in Meatu district. It examined whether climate change and variability manifested itself in the study area, examined climate adaptation measures for maize production in the study area, and examined the challenges incurred by local community and government. Furthermore, the study explored the government policies and mechanisms to improve adaptation measures for ma...

Adaptation Strategies To Climate Change Amongst Smallholder Farmers: A Case Of Humid Area Of Ngara District Tanzania

ABSTRACT This work is about the Adaptation Strategies to Climate change Amongst the Smallholder Farmers in of Humid Area of Ngara District. The area was selected due to the fact that it is among the most affected areas by the impact of climate change in Tanzania. A sample size of 106 respondents was employed in this study. The primary data were collected through interviews with key informants, questionnaires and field observation. Secondary data were collected through documentary r...

Contribution Of Protected Areas To The Livelihoods Of Adjacent Communities: A Case Of Udzungwa Mountains National Park

ABSTRACT The study aimed at assessing the contribution of Protected Areas to the livelihoods communities adjacent to Udzungwa Mountains National Park. The study was conducted from May to July 2015, it was important to conduct this research in this area because, apart from these villages of Mang‟ula B, Mshikamano and Kanyenja being nearby to the National Park, still people living in this community are poor. Semi-structured interview, Focus Group Discussion, questionnaires and observati...

Implications Of Climate Change On Wild Food Availability Among Huntergatherers In Mbulu District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Climate change has threatened agriculture production, food security and nutrition in many parts of the world. Rising of temperature and increase in drought are projected to decrease agricultural productionhence food insecurity. Indigenous people who depend much on natural resources are most vulnerable tofood insecurity. Hadza community in Tanzania depends on wild food as their main source of food. There is increasing acceptance that, the current climate change may affect the qu...

Geographical Livelihood Patterns Of Agropastoral Community In Protected Areas: The Case Of Tarangire Manyara Ecosystem

ABSTRACT The study examined geographical livelihood patterns of agro-pastoral community in Tarangire Manyara Ecosystem. Specific objectives of the study included to examine spatial and temporal patterns of agro-pastoral livelihoods patterns, to examine spatial and temporal patterns of human wildlife interaction and examined spatial and temporal benefits of WMA on livelihoods in the study area. Three villages that are Mwada, Olasiti and Vilima vitatu were involved as adjacent, interm...

Contribution Of Wildilife Management Area On Wildlife Conservation And Livelihood: A Case Of Wami-Mbiki Wildlife Management Area

ABSTRACT This study assessed the contribution of Wami-Mbiki Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on the conservation of wildlife resources and livelihood in Maseyu, Mkono wa Mara and Gwata villages adjacent to the Wami-Mbiki WMA. Documentary review, questionnaires, interviews, focused group discussion and physical visits were used in collecting data. SPSS version 15 and Excel 2007 were used to analyse data. A total of 130 respondents were involved in this study. Findings from this study show...

An Assessment Of The Effects Of Bricks And Aggregates Quarrying On The Environment At Uwandani Pemba

ABSTRACT Quarrying activities have become a fundamental method in contemporary development of mining sector as most of mining firms emphasize on quarrying activities. The study specifically sought to assess socio-economic importance, environmental impacts, interventional measure taken on environmental conservation, and challenges during conservation. The study was based on a case study of Uwandani quarrying sites, because it portrays accurately the characteristic situation in other bri...

The Contribution Of Local Community Participation On Development Of Tourism: A Case Of Arusha National Park, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study on “The Contribution of Local Community Participation on Development of Tourism” was conducted in the communities around Arusha National Park, Arusha, Tanzania. Data were collected using questionnaire survey and interviews. A total number of 81 respondents were involved in this study, six workers of ANAPA and five NGO‟s workers. These respondents were selected from six villages which are Momella, Ngurudoto, Uwiro, Embasenyi, Ngabobo, and Njeku. Qualitative dat...

Assessment Of Gender Roles On Land Pollution In Artisanal And Small-Scale Mining (Asm) In Buhemba Gold Mine, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study assessed the impact of gender roles on land pollution in Artisanal and Small Scale Mining at Buhemba in Butiama district, Mara region. Specifically, the study assessed the miner’s knowledge, attitude and practices on land pollution, explored gender roles basing on female and male roles in ASM. Also the study assessed the contribution of gender roles on land pollution as a result of ASM activities in Buhemba small scale gold mine area. Different data collection meth...

Contribution Of Joint Forest Management In Improving Conservation And Local Livelihood In Rufiji District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study assessed the Contribution of Joint Forest Management in Improving Conservation and Local Livelihood in Rufiji District. The study was carried in three villages, namely Mkupuka, Mangwi, and Muyuyu which are administratively in Rufiji District. Data were collected by using household survey, key informants interviews, observation, focus group discussions, and archive information. A total of 90 households, 10 key informants, and focus group discussion (FGD) of 9 members ...

Impacts of Fishers’ Communities on the Conservation of Mangrove Forestry Resources: A Case Study of Western Indian Coast of Kunduchi and Bagamoyo

ABSTRACT Sustainability of many natural resources including mangroves is threatened by the ongoing high extent of over utilization. A study was carried out in 2012 among four villages; Mtongani, Mbuyuni, Kaole and Magomeni to assess impacts of fishers‟ community on the conservation of mangrove forestry resources. Specifically it aimed: (1) to identify institutions and institutional arrangements managing mangroves, (2) to assess extent of mangroves degradation, (3) to analyze important...

Effectiveness Of Climate Change Adaptation For Small Scale Maize Farming In Ifunda Village

ABSTRACT This study is about climate change adaptation and small scale maize farming in Ifunda village. The problem under research is „effectiveness of climate change adaptation for small scale maize farming in Ifunda village.‟ The sampling techniques applied were simple random sampling for 85 household respondents and purposive sampling for 15 key informants. Data collection methods employed were survey using questionnaires for household respondents, interview using interview guide...

Local People’s Participation In Tourism Development: A Case Of Idodi Ward In Iringa Rural District

ABSTRACT This research is about local people‟s participation in tourism development: a case of Idodi ward in Iringa Rural District. It was guided by three specific objectives which are: to examine the factors influencing local people‟s participation in tourism development in the area, to assess the extent of local people‟s participation in the tourism development decision-making process and to examine the contribution of Ruaha National Park on poverty reduction in the study area. ...

The Effectiveness Of Consolation Scheme In Reducing Human-Wildlife Conflict To The Communities Neighbouring Rungwamuhesi-Kizigo Game Reserve In Singida Region, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of consolation scheme in reducing human-wildlife conflict to the communities neighbouring Rungwa-Muhesi-Kizigo game reserve in Singida Region, Tanzania. The study was governed by four specific objectives namely;to examine the extent of implementation of consolation scheme to the people affected by wildlife in Rungwa-Muhesi-Kizigo game reserve, to assess the performance of consolation scheme in terms of people access to the s...


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