ID 5471
Submitting Entity IUCN
Submitted for Fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 5)
Main Information
Title Market arrangements between local communities and the private sector in the north-west Serengeti, United Republic of Tanzania
Description The Serengeti ecosystem forms one of the most important wildlife areas in eastern Africa, both in terms of conservation and tourism. A series of effective community economic incentives for wildlife conservation have resulted from the development of a new range of markets for wildlife products and services, largely driven by private-sector demand and the dependence of commercial tour-operators on community compliance in wildlife conservation. 
These include: (a) Revenue-sharing by tourist hunters; (b) Local sourcing of products; 
(c) Community wildlife-cropping; (d) Land-leases and joint tourism enterprises.
Web Link /doc/meetings/cop/cop-05/information/cop-05-inf-14-en.pdf
Additional Information
Countries United Republic of Tanzania
Ecosystems Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Parks and reserves
Revenue sharing with communities
Use / hunting permits / licensing
Wildlife trade
Private sector