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Maasailand Ecology: Pastoralist development and wildlife conservation in Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Series: Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management

By: KM Homewood and WA Rodgers

298 pages, 20 figures

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2004 | #167116 | ISBN: 0521607493
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Hardback | Oct 1991 | #11244 | ISBN: 0521400023
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The vast migrating antelope herds of the Serengeti converge in the Ngorongoro for the wet season grazing and calving. This is an exploration of the problems that have arisen between the Maasai pastoralist groups, that have grazed their herds in the region for thousands of years, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The perceived problems of joint land-use conflict are examined as well as the ecological facts and possible management solutions.


1. Management problems and applied ecology in Ngorongoro Conservation Area; 2. Ngorongoro Conservation Area; 3. Maasai of Ngorongoro; 4. History, politics and perceptions in Ngorongoro; 5. Management-orientated research in NCA; 6. Range resources; 7. Wildlife; 8. Livestock ecology; 9. Livestock and wildlife; 10. Maasai ecology: development, demography and subsistence; 11. Conservation and development; 12. Development interventions; Viewpoint.

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