Zone de gestion de la faune et de la flore Matumizi Bora ya Malihai Idodi na Pawaga (MBOMIPA)

A community wildlife management association of 22 villages, Matumizi Bora ya Malihai Idodi na Pawaga (MBOMIPA) Wildlife Management Area works with the 30,000 people living adjacent to Ruaha National Park on sustainable natural resource management and anti-poaching efforts. The association has brought community livelihoods focused on wildlife protection into harmony with biodiversity conservation and environmental stewardship. Revenue has been invested into health, education, and infrastructure. Ecotourism increased income tenfold in 2011. The association has adopted a “human rights of wildlife” approach, where the protection of wildlife is central to community wellbeing. Living fences are used to support food security by keeping elephants and other wildlife from destroying crops. MBOMIPA Wildlife Management Area is recognized as best practice in Tanzania and is being replicated in other regions to protect wildlife and promote sustainable livelihoods.

 

Faits marquants 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 1997

Location: Iringa region, central Tanzania

Beneficiaries: 21 villages, 56,000 people

Area of Focus: Biodiversity, Ruaha National Park;
Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem; iconic African wildlife

 

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 Prix Équateur 2014

Afrique subsaharienne

 Conservation de la biodiversité

 Gestion des terres arides

 


 

Informations sur le contact

P. O. Box 1654
Iringa
Iringa
Tanzania

 

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