Please participate in our temporary user survey – thank you!

Integrating climate change aspects in protected areas management planning in Tanzania

Publié: 13 mars 2019
Dernière modification: 01 avril 2019
remove_red_eye 172 Vues


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.


Afrique de l'Est et du Sud
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Forêt de feuillus tropicaux
Prairie tropicale, savane, maquis
Écosystèmes forestiers
Écosystémes des prairies
Adaptation au changement climatique
Atténuation du changement climatique
Connaissances traditionnelles
Espèces exotiques envahissantes
Fragmentation et la dégradtion de l'habitat
Gestion des espèces
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Précipitations erratiques
Défis climatiques (Risques et dangers)
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de biodiversité
Espèces envahissantes
Défis écologiques
Manque de capacités techniques
Défis sociaux
Objectifs de Développement Durable
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 14 - Vie aquatique
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
Obectifs d'Aichi
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 2: Valeurs de la biodiversité intégrées
Objectif 9: Espèces exotiques envahissantes évitées et contrôlées
Objectif 10: Ecosystèmes vulnérables au changement climatique
Objectif 11: Aires protégées


Mpanda, Katavi Region, Tanzania
Show on Protected Planet


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


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

Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

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).



Les impacts positifs

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.

Contribué par

doyi mazenzele