Integrating climate change aspects in protected areas management planning in Tanzania

Shah/IUCN
Publicado: 13 Marzo 2019
Última edición: 01 Abril 2019
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Resumen

This solution focuses on the integration of climate change aspects into the overall management plan of Katavi National Park (Tanzania). It serves as a tool available to protected area managers for addressing the impacts of climate change on park biodiversity and ecosystems and adjacent communities; and for building park managers' technical capacity on climate change issues.

Classifications

Región
África Oriente y África del Sur
Escala de aplicación
Local
Ecosistema
Ecosistemas de pastizales
Ecosistemas forestales
Pradera tropical, sabana, matorral
Selva baja caducifolia
Tema
Adaptación al cambio climático
Conocimientos tradicionales
Especies exóticas invasoras
Especies y la extinción
Fragmentación del hábitat y degradación
Mitigación del cambio climático
Reducción de desastres
Challenges
Lluvia errática
Degradación de tierras y bosques
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Especies invasoras
Falta de capacidad técnica
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 13 - Acción por el clima
ODS 14 - Vida submarina
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
Metas de Aichi
Meta 1: Aumento de la sensibilization sobre la biodiversidad
Meta 2: Valores de biodiversidad integrados
Meta 9: Especies exóticas invasoras prevenidas y controladas
Meta 10: Ecosistemas vulnerables al cambio
Meta 11: Las áreas protegidas

Ubicación

Mpanda, Katavi Region, Tanzania
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Retos

The challenges addressed are both technical and social:

  • Lack of recognition of the role of protected areas in achieving adaptation and mitigation goals by key actors
  • Limited access to climate and biodiversity data for conservation and development planning
  • Technical capabilities: low technical capacity to integrate climate change considerations into protected area management planning

Beneficiarios

Beneficiaries of this solution include:

  1. Planners and conservation managers from Katavi National Park and the Tanzania National Parks Authority
  2. Conservationists working in / around the Rukwa - Katavi Ecosystem

¿ Cómo interactúan los building blocks en la solución?

The six building blocks are closely related.

 

Capacity building  on climate change resilience (BB1): Improved stakeholder capacity clearly enhanced their participation in the assessment of climate change vulnerability and land use (BB2), development of climate change strategy (BB 3), revision of the GMP

(BB 4) and communication of the revised GMP (BB 5)

 

Likewise, knowledge and skills gained, and information generated,  during the assessment of land use and climate change vulnerability (BB2)  is critical for the review of the GMP (BB 3) and the development of the climate change strategy (BB 4). The review of the GMP (BB 3) and the development of the park climate change strategy (BB 4) contributes to improved capacity on climate change resilience (BB 1) and consequently ehanced skills on the asessment of vulnerability and land use  (BB 2 ).

 

Communication of the park climate change strategy (BB 5) contributes to better capacity on park climate resilience  (BB 1), climate change vulnerability and land use asssessment (BB 2), development of a park climate change strategy (BB 4) and also revision of the GMP (BB 3).

 

 

Impactos positivos

The positive impacts of the solution are both social and environmental as it allowed park managers:

  1. To better understand the impacts of climate change on social and ecological systems and the vulnerability of biodiversity and ecosystems.
  2. To identify priority strategies for adaptation and mitigation of parks.
  3. To appreciate the role that protected areas can play in supporting the adaptation of nature and local communities by maintaining the flow of ecosystem services and mitigating the impacts of climate change by sequestering carbon.

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