The evolution of wildlife conservation policies in Tanzania during the colonial and post-independence periods
AbstractThis paper discusses the way wildlife policies evolved in Tanzania during the periods of colonial rule and after independence. Using the historical-qualitative data analysis technique, the study examines how the formulations and practices of policies during these periods instigated the scramble for resources in Africa, and in particular in Tanzania. Historically, pre-colonial societies in Tanzania lived and intermingled freely with wildlife, and conserved their resources according to their cultures. With colonialism in place, the wildlife conservation practices tended to alienate the local community from their natural resources. After independence, the government inherited most of the colonial policies, including those for wildlife conservation, and the practices of those policies made the use of these resources still more socially exclusive. This resulted in a struggle for access to and utilisation of the resources, a phenomenon that shows there is a continual scramble for resources in Tanzania, and in Africa in general.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Development Southern Africa.
Volume (Year): 25 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/CDSA20
You can help add them by filling out this form.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.