- tanzania | Agriculture Climate change Fisheries Poverty-local ecosystems income generation using economic instruments for sustainable utilization of environmental resources: Case study – Lake Victoria Basin Lake Victoria basin is Africa’s largest inland water hosting more than 300 endemic fish species (NBI, 2001). The basin is endowed with a wealth of natural resources land, forest resources, minerals, fish (particularly Nile Perch), wildlife, rivers and streams, wetlands and other biological resources, which provide unique opportunities for socio-economic development. Like in other places, the natural resources found in this basin offer avenue mostly to poor people to undertake economic activities for poverty reduction and sustainability of livelihoods (Chambers, 1992; Rennie and Sigh, 1996; Carney, 1998).
- tanzania | Fisheries Incentives to Cooperate with Marine Protected Areas As a Function of Location: Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park Case Study As marine protected areas (MPAs) are applied in poor countries, and in particular in Mnazi Bay, Tanzania, managers recognize that the success of the MPA in protecting fish, biodiversity, and reefs stems from the response of local people – whether that response comes from direct enforcement activities or from incentives to cooperate with new restrictions. In Mnazi Bay, managers are combining enforcement of new regulations on fishing locations and technology with investments in community-based projects and resource management councils and widespread education efforts. In the terrestrial setting, integrated development-conservation projects (ICDPs) typically failed due to a lack of linkage between the development projects and conservation incentives and goals, leaving the development projects as compensation for losses associated with enforcement of access restrictions. MPA implementation seeks to avoid such failures and induce cooperation by focusing on projects that rely on healthy oceans and mangrove forests in addition to providing new technologies like larger mesh nets. Albers, Heidi, Elizabeth Robinson and Razack Lokina(2010), "Incentives to Cooperate with Marine Protected Areas As a Function of Location: Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park Case Study", EFD 2010 research project.
- central america | Fisheries Parks & Wildlife The role of coastal communities on the management of marine turtles in Central America: The case of Ostional Wildlife Refuge To understand under which conditions a co-management alternative (a shared effort between the central government and the local community) might work to guarantee the sustainable use of a complex mobile common pool resource such as marine turtles.
- tanzania | Fisheries Booming Fish Exports and Relative Welfare of Local Communities: Empirical Evidence From Around Lake Victoria, Tanzania The project aims at assessing the welfare implication of the booming fish export at the household level around Lake Victoria. With the experience of the pilot study conducted successfully last September by Andrea Mannberg –a Ph.D candidate who is also working in the project. Adolf Mkenda and John Mduma coordinate the project and other logistics for the final field work to be carried out in March-April 2008. They are in charge of organizing the term of interviewers from the Lake Victoria regions and also organizing the interviewee.
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