Amani Nature Reserve
Amani, Tanzania, United Republic of
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Amani Nature Reserve is located in Tanga Region, Tanzania. It was established in 1997 in order to preserve the unique flora and fauna of the East Usambara Mountains.
frederick 7412 commented on the Site
almost 3 years ago
"There is an excellent video clip on the Amani Butterfly Project at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOQbzQux0I&. During our first fieldtrip within and around Amani Nature Reserve, we were convinced by Mr. Theron Morgan-Brown, who is the founder of the project under the auspices of the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG), to visit the project office at Shebomeza Village within Amani Nature Reserve on Tuesday October 21, 2003. Since then, Year 11 (IGCSE) Geography students at my former school were getting some insights about the project during annual field trips to Amani (please see pages iv and 73 of my guidebook at http://www.mwuce.com/media/Geography/Bagambilana-(2006).pdf ). Consequently, I decided to undertake a study, for an MA GEM programme at the University of Dar es Salaam, on the project to find out the extent to which butterfly farmers were benefiting from the enterprise and the contribution of butterfly farming to forest conservation in the East Usambaras using the Sustainable Livelihoods Conceptual Framework adapted from Carney (1998) and Ashley (1999). Indeed, the findings of the study are in line with comments made by several people in the video clip. It should, however, be noted that the number of butterfly farmers is limited by the livestock (pupae) markets in Europe and North America among other factors. Recently, I sent a softcopy of the dissertation to the staff of TFCG and hard copies are available at the University of Dar es Salaam. Citation: Bagambilana, F. (2009). Assessment of the impacts of butterfly farming on livelihoods and forest conservation in the East Usambaras in Tanzania, Dissertation (MA Geography and Environmental Management), University of Dar es Salaam. The other study that focuses more on the conservation issues is: Morgan-Brown, T (2007), Butterfly Farming and Conservation Behaviour in the East Usambara Mountains of Tanzania. Thesis, (Msc), University of Florida. "
Francis commented on the Site
over 3 years ago
" It is worth mentioning various activities, such as fish farming, mush- room farming, butterfly farming, diary cow farming, beekeeping and an efficient stove project that are being undertaken within and around Amani Nature Rreserve in order to integrate conservation efforts with the improvement of the livelihoods of surrounding local communities. You can get further details by reading a publication by Bagambilana (2006) available at www.mwuce.com/media/Geography/Bagambilana-(2006).pdf "
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