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Larger-Scale Influences on the Serengeti Ecosystem: National and International Policy, Economics, and Human Demography

Stephen Polasky, Jennifer Schmitt, Christopher Costello and Liaila Tajibaeva

in Serengeti III

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226760339
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226760353 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.003.0012
Larger-Scale Influences on the Serengeti Ecosystem: National and International Policy, Economics, and Human Demography

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This chapter begins by reviewing important national and international policies that set the institutional context for the Serengeti ecosystem. Though the greater Serengeti ecosystem contains portions of Tanzania and Kenya, the discussion focuses on Tanzanian national policy. Policies determined at the national level in Tanzania define allowable human uses in various land designation categories. On the international level, the most important policy that affects the Serengeti ecosystem is the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species. The chapter also examines the influence of changes in human population on the Serengeti ecosystem. The household model developed in Chapter 10 is used to simulate the impact on the Serengeti ecosystem of three potential changes in policy, economic, and demographic conditions. In particular, it explores the effects of: (1) changes in antipoaching policy; (2) the establishment of wildlife management areas; and (3) changes in human population dynamics.

Keywords: Tanzania; national policy international policy; human demography; land use; antipoaching policy; wildlife management areas; human population dynamics

Chapter.  11292 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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