Talks and posters created by members of the PIMA team.
As part of PIMA's dissemination activities project members gave a a series of presentations at TNRF's 3rd National CBNRM Forum which was held at the National College of Tourism's Bustani Campus in Dar Es Salaam on 26th May 2016. The meeting brought together representatives from government, national and international NGOs working in Tanzania, development partners and academia:
Katherine Homewood gave an invited seminar to the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London on 7th March 2016, exploring preliminary results from PIMA.
Aidan Keane gave an invited seminar to the Biology Department at the University of York on 11th Feb 2016, discussing preliminary results from an analysis of changes in wealth over time in WMA and matched non-WMA villages.
Aidan Keane delivered a talk at the ESPA Annual Science Conference which took place in London, UK, from 25th-26th November 2015. The talk reported preliminary results from an analysis of changes in wealth over time in WMA and matched non-WMA villages and explored how the impacts of WMAs might relate to the costs and benefits they create in different areas.
Aidan Keane gave an invited IBES Seminar, University of Aberdeen at the University of York on 20th Nov 2015, discussing preliminary results from an analysis of changes in wealth over time in WMA and matched non-WMA villages.
Jevgeniy Bulwstein presented a poster at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology which took place in Montpellier, France, from 2nd-6th August. The poster investigates how the creation of new maps and demarcation of community lands without a proper participatory process can generate conflicts and undermine the success of community based conservation.
Katherine Homewood gave a presentation to the Cambridge Conservation Forum on 11th February 2015 which discussed the challenges of impact evaluation in East African rangelands.
Katherine Homewood gave a presentation to the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute graduate conference which argued the need for interdisciplinary research in conservation using PIMA research as a case study. The conference took place in Cambridge, UK, on 1st-2nd September 2014
Martin Nielsen presented a poster at the "Green Economy in the South" conference which outlined the PIMA project. The meeting took place at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, from 8th-10th July.
Aidan Keane and Anthony Dancer presented posters at the British Ecological Society's Annual Symposium which introduced the objectives and approaches of the PIMA project. The 2014 meeting, entitled "Considering the Future of Conservation" was held jointly with DICE at the University of Kent, Canterbury, from 25th-27th June.
Anthony Dancer presented a poster discussing the challenges of using satellite imagery to assess the environmental effects of WMAs at the Zoological Society of London's symposium "Remote Sensing for Conservation", held in London from 22nd-23rd May 2014.
Katherine Homewood gave a plenary talk introducing the PIMA project to the ESPA Annual Science Conference held in London, UK from 20th-21st November 2013
Workshops and symposia organised by the PIMA team.
The PIMA project's opening workshop was held at the Naura Springs Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania on 3rd February 2014, bringing together policy makers, practitioners, community users and researchers:
Journal articles and other publications arising from the project.
Bluwstein, J. and Lund, J.F. (In press). Territoriality by Conservation in the Selous–Niassa Corridor in Tanzania World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.09.010
Bluwstein, J., Moyo, F. and Kicheleri, R.P. (2016).
Austere Conservation: Understanding Conflicts over Resource Governance
in Tanzanian Wildlife Management Areas
Conservation and Society,
Moyo, F., Ijumba, J. and Lund, J.F. (2016).
Failure by Design? Revisiting Tanzania's Flagship Wildlife Management
Conservation and Society,
Bluwstein, J. (2016).
Problematizing debates on wildlife conservation and the war on poaching.
Theses produced by students linked to the project.
This thesis investigates whether Tanzania's WMAs deliver on the promise of "win-win" outcomes for communities and conservation, using Burunge WMA as a case study. The results show that, in the case of Burunge, the trade-offs created by the WMA are not fully compensated by the benefits it produces, suggesting that greater attention needs to be given to the challenge of providing viable alternatives to current livelihoods and land uses.
The thesis compares strategies adopted by rural households in response to food insecurity in areas surrounding Burunge WMA in Babati District, Tanzania. The results indicate that households in all social strata undertake both natural and non-natural resource-based activities and that both wildlife related and non-wildlife related factors have aggravated household food insecurity.
The thesis assesses the process of including communities in creating Randileni WMA using Arnstein’s Ladder of Participation. The results indicate a lack of inclusion of communities, resulting in resistance to and lack of knowledge of the day-to-day functionality of Randileni WMA.
Blog posts, articles and other media linked to the PIMA project..
Prepared by Sharissa Funk. Copies of these notes were distributed in the PIMA participating villages as part of the project's dissemination and engagement activities.
A policy brief produced by the PIMA team which discusses the economic and social viability of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas from the perspective of local communities, focusing on benefits, costs, and their distribution between State, community and household.
A participatory video produced by Dr Nicole Gross-Camp, an ESPA Early Career Fellow, as part of her project "Understanding the influence of community-based forest management on wellbeing and ecosystem services in Tanzania". The video is one in a series of four participatory videos created as part of the project exploring the influence of community-based forest management on human wellbeing in Tanzania. This video is based in the village of Kilambo in Rural Iringa District and describes, from the participant’s perspective, what constitutes wellbeing.
A policy note produced by the PIMA team making recommendations to the Authorised Association Consortium (AAC), to be considered at the July 2015 WMA meeting organized by the AAC.
Records of a series of individual dissemination meetings carried out by Jevgeniy Bluwstein during the course of PIMA research
Records of a series of interviews carried out by Jevgeniy Bluwstein during the course of PIMA research
A blog post on the Worldwatch Institute Europe's website by Stephanie Loveless, discussing her work linked to PIMA in Randileni WMA.