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76. Services offer In managing the coastal environments of small islands - Atkins
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  Environments, rich in biodiversity. They provide inhabitants with a wealth of natural resources, creating invaluable food sources and economic security in the form of fisheries, tourism and industry amongst others. Management of these often inter-related and conflicting coastal activities is essential for the sustainable development of islands worldwide.
 
77. Gender, Population, and the Environment: Finding Common Ground for Coastal Managers
  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  by Admin
  A long the east coast of Africa lies one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, spanning over 300,000 square miles from Somalia in the north to Mozambique in the south. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) defines this area as the East Africa Marine Ecoregion (EAME) (Ecoregions are large units of land or water that contain geographically distinct assemblages of species, communities, dynamics, and environmental conditions
 
78. Tanzania Forest Conservation and Management Project
  Wednesday, January 25, 2006  by Admin
  The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism is implementing the Tanzania Forest Conservation and Management which aims to establish a semi-autonomous executive agency that will manage the Tanzania’s forests and woodlands on behalf of the Government.
 
79. Stakeholders involvement – New Models of Participation in Tanzania
  Wednesday, January 25, 2006  by Admin
  Industrial and Agricultural activities dominate the economy of Mwanza. The Mwaloni market was started in the 1950s and as the market grew bigger, the City Council and UNDP – LIFE Programme worked in partnership to improve it. A long term partnership with a shared vision of community empowerment and capacity building was developed.
 
80. Connecting poverty and ecosystem services: A series of seven country scoping studies
  Tuesday, January 24, 2006  by Admin
  Other than just providing resources for livelihoods and material welfare, ecosystems support life and regulate natural systems. Their loss would be a significant barrier to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This report identifies regions where critical ecosystem services for human well-being are stressed, signaling the need for immediate attention.
 
81. Mafia coral reefs suffering from overfishing
  Monday, January 16, 2006  by Admin
  Mafia coral reefs suffering from overfishing
Fishing is the most important human activity on coral reefs in developing countries and the bleak employment opportunities in Mafia Island make fishing a relatively attractive occupation.
Most fishing is conducted on coastal reefs by high capacity vessels ultimately leading to a state of localised overexploitation.
 
82. Assessment of Linkages Between Population Dynamics and Environmental Change in Tanzania
  Tuesday, January 10, 2006  by Admin
  This paper discusses the linkages between population growth and environmental degradation in Tanzania. Tanzania's major environmental problems, demographic characteristics, and the linkages between environmental change and rapid population growth both at national and regional levels are discussed. These discussions are intended to provide an empirical base for analysing the impact of changing environment on the people’s lifestyle and their demographic behaviours including the reproductive ones. A conclusion is made that environmental change is as an important factor to demographic and economic factors as it is population growth to economic development and environmental conservation.
 
83. Lake Jipe Awareness Raising Strategy
  Friday, December 16, 2005  by Admin
  Lake Jipe is a basin lake shared between Tanzania and Kenya. On the Tanzanian side, Lake Jipe is in Mwanga district, in Kilimanjaro region. The Lake is fed mainly by rivers from Mount Kilimanjaro (Ruvu and Lumi) and small streams from North Pare Mountains. Lake Jipe area is on the leeward side of North Pare Mountain, which makes the area get limited annual
precipitation.
 
84. Pay per nature view Understanding tourism revenues for effective management plans
  Friday, December 16, 2005  by Admin
  Protected areas are increasingly attractive to tourists, and some protected areas raise significant funds through tourism. Tourism is growing rapidly, and the regions that are seeing the greatest growth are in developing countries with high levels of biodiversity. This report asks two main questions: what mechanisms can protected areas use to raise funds from tourism?
to what extent should protected areas raise funds from tourism?
 
85. TANZANIA Coastal Tourism Situation Analysis
  Friday, December 16, 2005  by Admin
  This report provides a broad assessment of the current status of coastal tourism in Tanzania and
identifies the priority actions that need to be taken in order to develop a sustainable coastal
tourism industry. Tourism is one of Tanzanias leading economic sectors, providing employment,
foreign exchange and international recognition. For many years, tourism has relied solely on the
superb wildlife found in the country. It is only recently that the need to diversify away from
wildlife tourism and focus on coastal and cultural tourism has been recognized.
 
86. Management of Wetlands in Alleviating Poverty and Promoting Well Being
  Thursday, December 08, 2005  by Admin
  Wetlands are part of the national water resources, thus their effective management depends on the existing water resources management policies and other related policies. The National Agricultural Policy emphasizes on small-scale irrigation schemes and rehabilitation of tradition irrigation systems as they have less negative environmental impact on wetlands services and functions.
 
87. Coastal conservation turns money-spinner
  Friday, November 25, 2005  by Admin
  The coastal residents in Tanga City are some of the few East African littoral dwellers to have identified themselves with advantages of protecting and conserving their coastline.
For years they have been harvesting mangrove trees for various home-uses, leaving the coastline bare under the attack of sea-waves.
Undersea fish-breeding grounds were destroyed in the process, thus threatening fishing, an important economic activity many years past.
 
88. The new wildlife policy in Tanzania
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  The government of Tanzania recently adopted a new Wildlife Policy intended to better
address the problems and obstacles that have plagued wildlife management in Tanzania.
The new policy, however, retains state ownership and control of wildlife resources. Continued state ownership and control of wildlife resources perpetuates the wildlife-first
philosophy of biodiversity conservation
 
89. Rethinking wildlife for livelihoods and diversification in rural Tanzania: a case study from northern Selous
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  This paper assesses how wildlife does and can contribute to rural livelihoods and livelihood diversification within villages on the northern border of Selous Game Reserve. Finding a variety of positive and negative livelihood impacts related to wildlife, it recommends approaches within community based conservation that would
enhance livelihood gains. It then considers the contribution of wildlife-based enterprise to rural growth.
 
90. Land reforms in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  A Study of Land, People and Forests. The Impact of Property Relations on Community Involvement in Forest Management (forthcoming IUCN, 2000).
Attention to tenure matters began in 1989-90 with the establishment of a Technical Committee in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to draft new Urban Land Policy. This was quickly overtaken by a Ministerial recommendation to establish a Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters.
 

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