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

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

Chapter:
(p.347) Twelve Larger-Scale Influences on the Serengeti Ecosystem: National and International Policy, Economics, and Human Demography
Source:
Serengeti III
Author(s):
Stephen PolaskyJennifer SchmittChristopher CostelloLiaila Tajibaeva
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.003.0012

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

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