Conflicting land use in and around lake Mburo national park, Sanga sub-county, Mbarara District

Abstract : The long term success of the conservation of the protected areas depends heavily on the co-operation of the local people. Their attitudes need to be incorporated into the planning and management of the protected areas especially if the land use conflicts which tend to characterise conservation areas are to be resolved. This study is an effort to address the land use conflict between pastoralism and wildlife conservation in Lake Mburo area, its effect on the environment and attitude formation. A survey was mainly carried out in the parishes which border with the park in order to clearly examine the land use conflict. Data was obtained from 105 randomly selected general users of the land from four parishes in Sanga sub-county. Elders, opinion leaders, local council officials (LCs), government and park management officials also provided some information. Data was collected using rural appraisal techniques, questionnaire, interviews, consultations and secondary data sources.Survey results indicate that the land tenure uncertainty, low levels of education, overstocking, overgrazing, traditional grazing methods, lack of sound conservation policies and increasing population have resulted in an environmental crisis. All the above were found to have great implications on the sustainable use of resources and development of Sanga sub-county. This study makes recommendations covering land use, the environment, the park, water resource, rural development, legal frame work and further research required. The study concludes by giving goals and strategies for sustainable development of Sanga sub-county.
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Jim Ayorekire. Conflicting land use in and around lake Mburo national park, Sanga sub-county, Mbarara District. Economies and finances. 1999. 〈dumas-01277799〉

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