Dry and Sub-humid Lands Biodiversity

Case Study Details

Name of Partnership Giving conservation a human face? Lessons from forty years of combining conservation and development in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.
Organization Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Country United Republic of Tanzania
Regions Africa
Description The attempt at incorporating indigenous rights, development, and wildlife conservation in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania is examined.
Lessons Learned The most important lesson is that there needs to be communication and trust between conservationists, social scientists, the indigenous people, and the authority that is administering the area. The second lesson is that combining the interests of conservation with economic development is a very difficult task. The third lesson is that although the issues may revolve around environmental conservation, the process by which decisions are made is political. The fourth lesson is that any project or programme that tries to bring together conservation and human development must be based on in-depth understanding of the community and be flexible enough to cope with changing social and economic conditions.
Web Site http://www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=20033040442
Main Actors Educational Institutions/Universities
Type of Capacity Building Building Partnerships
Keywords Stakeholder Engagement