Wildlife Division: Wildlife Management Area (WMAs)

Wildlife Management Area (WMAs)

The Wildlife Policy calls for the creation of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) which give local communities some control over wildlife resources utilization on their lands and enable them to benefit directly from these resources

Currently there are 38 WMAs which covers a total land area of 29,518 km2 within 334 villages in the country. However to attain authorized association status, there are number of stages in the process of the establishment. Currently 19 WMAs have been gazetted and has wildlife resources user rights. 19 other WMAs are on different stages of WMA establishment process.

The aim of involving the local communities in wildlife conservation and management are:

  • Promoting conservation of wildlife outside protected areas by creating Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)
  • Enabling local communities to manage WMAs.
  • Creating an enabling environment which ensures that legal and sustainable wildlife schemes directly benefit local communities.

Income Generating Activitivies in WMAs

  • The main  income generating activities conducted in WMAs  are as follows:
    • Tourist Hunting,
    • Photographic Tourism,
    • Live animal sale
    • Forestry and beekeeping
    • Fishing
  • Basing on the report findings, such as the viability of the concept of involving local communities where by they acquire direct benefit from wildlife resource, the Government has now declared to establish WMAs in all feasible areas with sufficient number of wildlife to be utilized sustainably by the communities.
  • The MNRT will grant Wildlife Resources User Rights to all declared AAs for them to benefit directly from wildlife on their land.
S/NO
NAME OF   WMA
 
DISTRICT
  1.  
Ukutu (JUKUMU)*
Morogoro 
  1.  
 Wami Mbiki (Wami Mbiki Society – WMS) *
Morogoro, Bagamoyo and Mvomero
  1.  
Songea (MBARANG’ANDU)*
Namtumbo
  1.  
Tunduru (NALIKA)*
Tunduru
  1.  
Liwale (MAGINGO)*
Liwale
  1.  
Ngarambe/Tapika (MUNGATA)*
Rufiji
  1.  
Burunge (JUHIBU)*
Babati 
  1.  
Makame (INDEMA)*
Kiteto
  1.  
Enduimet (ENDUIMET)*
Longido 
  1.  
Ikona (JUHIWAIKO)*
Serengeti
  1.  
Pawaga-Idodi (MBOMIPA)*
 Iringa
  1.  
Uyumbu (UWIMA)*
Urambo
  1.  
Makao (JUHIWAPOMA)*
Meatu 
  1.  
Ipole (JUHIWAI)*
Sikonge
  1.  
Ubende
Mpanda
  1.  
Mpimbwe
Mpanda
  1.  
Kamsisi
Mpanda
  1.  
Igombe/Sagara - ISAWIMA
Urambo 
  1.  
Malagarasi - MAWIMA
Kigoma
  1.  
Lake Natron – North
Longido
  1.  
Lake Natron – South
Ngorongoro and Longido
  1.  
WAGA
Mbarali, Mufindi and  Iringa
  1.  
UMEMARUWA
Mbarali and Njombe
  1.  
JUHIWANGUMWA
Rufiji
  1.  
MBOMAMINJIKA
Kilwa
  1.  
KIMBANDA*
Namtumbo 
  1.  
CHINGOLI*
Tunduru
  1.  
KISUNGULE*
Namtumbo
  1.  
KILINDI
Kilindi
  1.  
Yaeda Chini
Mbulu
  1.  
Loliondo
Ngorongoro
  1.  
 Tarime
Tarime
  1.  
Twatwa
Kilosa
34.  RANDILEN (Lokisale)*  Monduli
35.  MCHIMALU  Nanyumbu
36.  NDONDA  Nachingwea and Nanyumbu
37.  ILUMA*  Kilombero and Mahenge  
38.  KIDOMA  Kilosa and Mvomero  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB:  * Authorized Association – AA