Tag: Wildlife Management Areas

A quasi-experimental study of impacts of Tanzania’s wildlife management areas on rural livelihoods and wealth

Abstract Since the 2000s, Tanzania’s natural resource management policy has emphasised Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), designed to promote wildlife and biodiversity conservation, poverty alleviation and rural development. We carried out a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of social impacts of WMAs, collecting data from 24 villages participating in 6 different WMAs across two geographical regions, and 18 ...

Jack Cunningham

Jack's project investigates the links between wellbeing and environmental shocks in Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas.

Taylor Frerichs

Taylor's MSc project examines the interactions between gender and community-based conservation in Tanzania

Realising the promise of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas

A new ESPA policy brief explores how Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas have changed people's lives.

Iain McNicol

Iain's current research examines how Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas affect the ability of local communities to respond to environmental shocks.

Coping with El Niño in Tanzania: Differentiated local impacts and household-level responses

The impacts of El Niño are most serious in poor rural parts of the world, where households decisions about how to respond are vital if they are to minimise the harm they suffer. In this project, we examine how Wildlife Management Areas – a specific form of community-based natural resource management institution – affect the ability of local communities to respond to El Niño.

Game of Lions

Zac's PhD project uses experimental approaches to study conservation conflicts in northern Tanzania