Failure by design? Revisiting Tanzania's flagship Wildlife Management Area Burunge

The study revisits the on-the-ground reality of Burunge Wildlife Management Area

Abstract

The authors revisit the on-the-ground reality of Burunge Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that is celebrated as one of Tanzania’s best examples of community-based conservation (CBC).

They find Burunge WMA rife with conflict and contestation over grievances that remained unsettled since its establishment a decade ago. These grievances have been accentuated by growing land pressure resulting from increasing human, livestock, and elephant populations, in combination with infrastructure improvements and support for agriculture-led development.

This research was supported by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme

Citation

Moyo, F., Ijumba, J., Lund, J.Friis. (2016) Failure by design? Revisiting Tanzania’s flagship Wildlife Management Area Burunge, Conservation & Society, vol.14, pp.232-242

Failure by design? Revisiting Tanzania’s flagship Wildlife Management Area Burunge

Published 1 September 2016