Linking Tourism, Conservation and Livelihoods: An analysis of Sport Hunting around Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda
Amos Ochieng, Masters Thesis, Wageningen University + Research Centre
Sport hunting improved local attitudes towards wildlife. Local people were able to secure jobs through the project and participated in the setting of revenue sharing percentages through which the different parties receive the revenues accruing from sport hunting. However, the communities are not satisfied with the amount of revenue they receive and demanded change in the revenue sharing percentages. The problem of wildlife – crop damage is still prevalent; the communities still call for park authorities to take back the animals to the park and fence the park boundaries. Also, without a formal policy, sport hunting is marred by corruption and a lack of transparency and accountability.