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Forest protection and management in Babati District: The effects of scales in local and social perspectives
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Bachelor Thesis investigates the inherent conflict of preservation and livelihood, and what can be done to avoid this problem. The purpose of the study is to investigate if there is an enhanced risk of overexploitation in areas in proximity to forest reserves. This assumption is based on the fact that people living in close contact with nature are directly dependent on ecosystem-services for maintaining their livelihood. Hence, preservation of an area could result in degradation, if unprotected areas will have to sustain more people with, for example, firewood and pastoral land. Based on a field study in Babati District, Northern Tanzania, I have seen signs that imply that preservation of Ufiome, the forest covering Mt Kwaraa, has had effects on areas in proximity to the gazetted forest. The method used to conduct this study was semi-structured interviews with local farmers living in closeness to Ufiome NR, but also with district officials. Finally, I think that the solution to many of the problems that come with preservation are possible to handle by the use of Participatory Forest Management (PFM); Joint Forest Management (JFM) and Community Based Forest Management (CBFM). The key to coming to terms with conservational problems lies on scale-related solutions that focuses on implementing management of natural resources on a local level, claiming that fine-scale ecological issues are best dealt with on fine-scale social levels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för livsvetenskaper , 2006. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Babati District, Ufiome NR, scale-mismatches, preservation, livelihood
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-765OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-765DiVA: diva2:16490
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Available from: 2006-06-21 Created: 2006-06-21 Last updated: 2009-03-03

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