Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania
The Department of Wildlife Management (DWM) is one of six departments within the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania. A three-year Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management degree programme was launched in 1998. In September 2005 the department established an MSc degree programme in Wildlife Management. Currently a task force is developing a curriculum for a second undergraduate degree programme in the Department, namely Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
1. Advancing Conservation in a Social Context: Working in a World of Trade-offs (ACSC) (www.tradeoffs.org): ACSC is a research initiative that started in 2007 with a goal to improve the ability of key actors in conservation to identify, analyse and negotiate future conservation and development trade-offs. In Tanzania, the ACSC research initiative intends to make explicit the political, economic, social and ecological factors that influence or can potentially influence conservation and development trade-offs, and make actors understand when trade-offs are important, calculate trade-offs and negotiate them.
2. Biodiversity of Vertebrates in and Around Saadani National Park and Community-based Wildlife Management: The project is aimed at capacity development at the Department of Wildlife Management, in teaching as well as in research.
3. EKOSIASA: The Political Ecology of Wildlife and Forest Governance in Tanzania: This project started in early 2008 and consists of two main components of research and capacity building, and in both the approach of political ecology plays a central role.