Factors Limiting Indigenous Knowledge System in The Conservation of Biodiversity in Uluguru Nature Reserve, Tanzania

Pius, Exper (2017) Factors Limiting Indigenous Knowledge System in The Conservation of Biodiversity in Uluguru Nature Reserve, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Given the fact that indigenous knowledge is vital and acknowledged in conservation of biodiversity, its potential has not been effectively utilised. This study was conducted in Uluguru Mountains to assess factors limiting indigenous knowledge systems in the conservation of biodiversity. Four villages adjacent to Uluguru Nature Reserve; Bunduki, Tchenzema, Langali and Kikeo were selected for this study. The focus was on the relationship between socio-economic factors such as sex, education, years of residence, farms size of the household and education. Mixed research design was used to meet the stipulated objectives. Information was collected using direct observations, interviews, administration of questionnaires and documentary literature reviews. The IBM SPSS was used to analyse data which were then summarized in frequencies and percentages and presented in tables for easy comparisons. The study found that there is strong relationship between socio-economic factors such as sex, education, years of residence, farms size of the household and education. The study suggests that the intervention measures include official recognition of the IKS champions, review of natural resources policies, rules and regulations to strengthen and support of the integration of the IKS into biodiversity conservation methods and practices by the relevant instruments. Training and sensitization on the significance of the IKS for all age groups particularly youth, would facilitate a wide use and application of the knowledge system and its integration into other knowledge systems. Conclusively, it is suggested that conservation planning decisions should consider the micro scale knowledge get incorporated equally in conservation planning.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 08:23
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1937

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