An Assessment of the Impact of Human-Wildlife Conflict on Conservation Across Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor in Tunduru.

Johnjenes M., Jelin (2020) An Assessment of the Impact of Human-Wildlife Conflict on Conservation Across Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor in Tunduru. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study intended to investigate the impacts of human-wildlife conflicts on conservation across the Selous-Niassa wildlife Corridor (SNWC). The objectives of the study were to identify the types of human-wildlife conflicts, to examine the trend of the conflicts over the past ten years, to assess people’s attitude on wildlife, the effects of the conflicts on wildlife management, and to analyze the influence of climate change on human-wildlife conflict in the study area. Three villages with chronic human-wildlife conflicts across the corridor were selected for the study. The mixed research approach was used, whereby purposive and random sampling techniques were applied to select the sample population for the study. Questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions, observation, and documentary reviews were used to obtain data, which was categorized, coded, and interpreted according to the research specific objectives and research questions so that to obtain respondents’ frequencies and percentages for discussion. The main findings of the study indicate that human-wildlife conflicts in the study area results in crops and livestock destruction, deaths and injuries. Also, the conflicts between people and wildlife were growing rapidly in the study area. The community has developed a negative attitude towards wildlife which leads to deterioration in wildlife management. Lastly, climate change contributed to the conflicts between people and wildlife. The study recommends the stopping encroachment of reserved areas by controlling population increase, the irregular increase of the number of wildlife by trans-relocating them, providing conservation education for the local community and application of migration measures. Lastly, researches should be conducted on how land-use changes influence human-wildlife conflict, also similar studies may be conducted in different areas which border protected areas.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 14:31
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 14:31

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