8. Shades of Green: Conservation in the Developing Environment of Tanzania

  1. Peter H. Raven3,
  2. Navjot S. Sodhi4 and
  3. Luke Gibson4
  1. Flora I. Tibazarwa1 and
  2. Roy E. Gereau2

Published Online: 12 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch8

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

How to Cite

Tibazarwa, F. I. and Gereau, R. E. (2013) Shades of Green: Conservation in the Developing Environment of Tanzania, in Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics (eds P. H. Raven, N. S. Sodhi and L. Gibson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Missouri Botanical Garden

  2. 4

    National University of Singapore

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Botany, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  2. 2

    Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658635

Online ISBN: 9781118679838

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity;
  • conservation;
  • Kitulo Plateau;
  • Lake Natron soda ash project;
  • natural resources;
  • Tanzania

Summary

In this chapter, two conservation areas, Lake Natron and Kitulo Plateau, are used to exemplify the challenges and delineate best practices, with Kitulo presenting a notable example of conservation to be emulated. The chapter demonstrates the challenges to and opportunities for achieving sustainable development in Tanzania, based on two development projects. One is a soda ash extraction project and the other a dairy farm converted to a national park. In particular, the chapter focuses on the gray areas where benefits are considered losses and vice versa and the realities of striving towards a balance between development and conservation. Lake Natron and Kitulo National Park are protected for their biodiversity and conservation value under Tanzanian policies and legislation for natural resource management.