Assessment of Natural Resources Management in Zanzibar:A Case of Forest Resource in North Pemba

Omar, Nassor Ali (2016) Assessment of Natural Resources Management in Zanzibar:A Case of Forest Resource in North Pemba. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study focus was to investigate the factors contributing to the mismanagement of forest resources in North Pemba as relating to Zanzibar Environmental Policy. This study was conducted in Micheweni, Kiuyu Maziwang’ombe, Konde and Mapofu wards in Micheweni district and Mchangamdogo, Mtambwe, Kojani and Shenge juu wards from Wete district in North Pemba Region. With the use of multi stage sampling procedure, researcher adopted a purposive sampling technique to select the government officers who are responsible in forest management. Simple random sampling was opted to select the community members while stratified sampling were used to choose elders from the selected villages. The study applies both qualitative and quantitative approaches of data collection and analysis. The study findings illustrate that, mismanagement of forest resources increases gradually due to the weaknesses of Zanzibar Environmental Policy. The major factors for these were said to be the absence of forest policy statement in Zanzibar Environmental Policy, considering forest as a common property resource, incomplete and unmanageable forest projects, forest resource management being a cross cutting issue, lack of Environmental Impact Assessment, improper coordination between law enforcing bodies and Ministry of Agriculture, natural resources policies and budgetary support were also mentioned to be another factor for the failure of managing forest resources. It was then recommended that, Government have to adopt a specific forest statements in Zanzibar Environmental Policy, providing restrictions for endangered plant species, reviewing investment policy and re-amend agreements for companies operating in Zanzibar, delegating powers to Shehias with the establishment of village leaders and to form frequent assessment of forest resources by the government.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:46
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:28

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