Integrating the management of ruaha landscape of tanzania with local needs and preferences

Michel Masozera, Jon D. Erickson, Deana Clifford, Peter Coppolillo, Harrison G. Sadiki, Jonna A Mazet

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Abstract

Sustainable management of landscapes with multiple competing demands such as the Ruaha Landscape is complex due to the diverse preferences and needs of stakeholder groups involved. This study uses conjoint analysis to assess the preferences of representatives from three stakeholder groups - local communities, district government officials, and non-governmental organizations - toward potential solutions of conservation and development tradeoffs facing local communities in the Ruaha Landscape of Tanzania. Results demonstrate that there is little consensus among stakeholders about the best development strategies for the Ruaha region. This analysis suggests a need for incorporating issues deemed important by these various groups into a development strategy that aims to promote conservation of the Ruaha Landscape and improve the livelihood of local communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1533-1546
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironmental Management
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Community wildlife management associations
  • Community-based conservation
  • Conjoint analysis
  • National parks
  • Ruaha
  • Tanzania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Pollution
  • Medicine(all)

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