Jamii ya Msitu wa Suledo (Communauté forestière 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.

 

Faits marquants 

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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Ressources multimédias connexes

Suledo Forest Community, Tanzania - Equator Prize 2002 Winner

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 Prix Equateur 2002

Afrique subsaharienne

 Conservation de la biodiversité

 Foresterie durable

 Gestion des terres arides


 

Informations sur le contact

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

 

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