Jamii ya Msitu wa Suledo (Comunidad forestal de Suledo)

In 1993, the Government of Tanzania designated the Suledo Forest as a Central Government Forest Reserve, in an attempt to stem the overexploitation of forest resources in this 167,400-ha stretch of miombo woodland. This move, made without prior local consultation, resulted in the disenfranchisement of nine neighbouring forest-dependent Maasai villages.

These communities resisted the new arrangement, prompting the government to begin a process of devolution of forest use rights to the local level through Village Environmental Committees, where local communities were transferred responsibilities for formulating forest management plans and crafting by-laws to enforce them. Eventually, Suledo Forest was granted the legal status of a Village Land Forest Reserve, formally establishing local management authority, and allowing for the sustainable commercial harvesting of forest resources for the benefit of the Maasai.


Datos clave 

Equator Prize Winner: 2002

Founded: Mid-1990s

Location: Kiteto District, Manyara

Beneficiaries: 54,000 people in nine rural villages

Biodiversity: 167,400 ha community-managed forest


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Información de contacto

Box 36, Kibaya, Kiteto, Arusha Region
Tel: 255 27 2552020
Fax: 255 27 2552170
Email: mass#_s@hotmail.com


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