Chapter 13. Social and Economic Challenges for Conservation in East African Rangelands: Land use, Livelihoods and Wildlife Change in Maasailand

  1. Johan T. du Toit Head professor3,
  2. Richard Kock Manager4 and
  3. James C. Deutsch5
  1. Katherine Homewood Professor1 and
  2. D. Michael Thompson Manager2

Published Online: 10 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch13

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

How to Cite

Homewood, K. and Thompson, D. M. (2010) Social and Economic Challenges for Conservation in East African Rangelands: Land use, Livelihoods and Wildlife Change in Maasailand, in Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems (eds J. T. du Toit, R. Kock and J. C. Deutsch), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Utah State University, USA

  2. 4

    Zoological Society of London, UK

  3. 5

    Cambridge University and Imperial College, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University College London, UK

  2. 2

    UK Environment Agency, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177856

Online ISBN: 9781444317091

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Keywords:

  • social and economic challenges in East African rangeland conservation;
  • sustainable natural resource use underpinning ‘green development’;
  • Maasailand and local wildlife conservation livelihood returns;
  • Maasailand rangeland habitat and wildlife change;
  • wildlife tourism income from game viewing and hunting;
  • Kenya Maasai rangelands and resource tenure;
  • wildlife conservation returns in and around Maasai;
  • Serengeti ecosystem - MMNR northern extension;
  • land tenure systems and access and conservation-compatible options;
  • revenue generation control with local village structures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Political and land-use policy context

  • Habitat and wildlife change in Maasailand

  • Income from tourism: wildlife viewing and hunting revenues

  • Kenya: Maasai Mara

  • Tanzania: Longido District

  • Wildlife conservation tourism in Maasailand: green development?

  • Conclusion

  • References