Tag: Wildlife Management Areas
Women, wellbeing and Wildlife Management Areas in Tanzania
We examine the common patterns and differentiated ways women are affected by Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas, using data from 937 married women in 42 villages across six WMAs and matched controls in Northern and Southern Tanzania.
Impact of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas on household wealth
We measure the impact of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), a national community-based conservation and poverty reduction initiative using a novel, cost-effective impact evaluation method based on participatory wealth ranking and Bayesian multilevel modelling.
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's project investigates the links between wellbeing and environmental shocks in Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas.
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'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.
Contesting elephants: behavioural interventions in conservation conflicts
Zac's PhD project uses experimental approaches to study conservation conflicts in northern Tanzania
Zac’s PhD explores how conflicts are conceptualised and how conservationists intervene to resolve them, focusing on a Wildlife Management Area in Northern Tanzania as a case-study.