Mr Gileard Minja1
1Unversity Of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
There is a lack of consensus among local communities and governments concerning wildlife management as a viable form of land-use adjacent protected areas in Tanzania. Major concerning issues include poor community involvement in planning for wildlife management, a lack of well-defined property rights, and unequal benefit sharing between eco-tourism and trophy hunting. Using Multi-criteria Analysis (MCA), this study seeks to evaluate an appropriate policy intervention option in the management of trophy hunting in Loliondo Game Controlled Area (LGCA) in the northern part of Tanzania, taking into account economic, social, ecological and cultural factors. Four different land-use options were identified and agreed on by both stakeholders and experts. Furthermore, 12 criteria ranging from ecological, social, economic and cultural were used to evaluate the land-use options. Weighted summation technique was used to aggregate the scores in a definite software. After undertaking evaluation and sensitivity analysis findings revealed that Community Based Wildlife Management Area is an appropriate policy option that will benefit local communities, government and investors in a win-win situation at Loliondo Game Controlled Area.
Gileard Minja is a PhD student at the University of Adelaide in the Department of Geography, Environment and Population. Research interest includes decision making in natural resources management