Presentation on theme: "The United Republic of Tanzania MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM AN OVERVIEW OF THE WILDLIFE SUB SECTOR: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES."— Presentation transcript:
The United Republic of Tanzania MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM AN OVERVIEW OF THE WILDLIFE SUB SECTOR: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2014/15. A PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NATURAL RESOURCES SECTOR REVIEW MEETING ON 16 th OCTOBER, 2014, AT NCT.
Presentation outline 1.Introduction 2.Implementation of issues raised in the 2013/2014 JNRS Review meeting. 3.Progress made on the Establishment of Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) 4.Budget allocation and revenue collection 2013/2014 5.Emerging Issues 2013/2014 6.Proposed activities and performance Indicators For 2015 7.Priority Actions 2014-2015
Introduction The Mgt of WSS governed by the Wildlife Policy of Tanzania of 2007. Vision - Sustainable Conservation of Wildlife and Wetlands for this and future generation Mission- Conservation, Mgt, development of Wildlife and sustainable utilization that will contribute towards poverty reduction. Institutions (WD, TANAPA, NCA, TAWIRI, CAWM, PWTI, Subsequent Legislation
1. Introduction Cont…… Despite of achievements made in managing wildlife resources, but the challenges facing the sub-sector have been increasing; Poaching increase; Grazing in protected areas and wildlife corridors; Insufficient funding and poor infrastructure; Increased incidences of human-wildlife conflicts
Implementation of issues raised in the 2013/2014 JNRS Review meeting. i)Skewed benefit sharing mechanism between the Central Government and Local Authorities Progress Made: Review of the Non-Consumptive Wildlife Regulations (2008) is underway. Joint MNRT – PMO RALG Task Force formed. WMA Regulations revised (2012) which to the greater extent observed fair distribution of benefit
i i). Insufficient Government Strategy to combat poaching National Strategy to combat poaching developed and will be launched before November 2014. MNRT convened two high-level National Conferences (in May and September 2014) - Basket Fund Establishment of TAWA In 2014, 437 Game Wardens out of 2000 by 2016/17 Tanzanian Alliance for Religion and Conservation established, national awareness campaign against poaching. The alliance expected to start on 4 th November2014. MNRT to convene a regional conference on 7 th – 8 th November 2014 to develop regional elephant anti- poaching strategy
iii) Unavailability of Historical Data on Anti- poaching Refer to the Tables Attached indicating:- Number of Cases Filed in Courts Ivory Confiscated Tanzania Ivory Confiscated Abroad
iv). Insufficient Transparency in Revenue Collection Electronic permit systems for Tourist Hunting and Photographic Tourism - in place and functional Established a participatory system in which LG, village/WMAs and central government collect revenues together- enhance trust! Some WMAs the revenue accrued is posted on notice bodies. Burunge and Enduimet WMAs are example
v). Delayed Disbursement of funds to WMAs, WD, District Councils, and Villages WD disburses funds accrued from Non-consumptive Wildlife Utilization to beneficiaries’ on monthly basis From 2014/2015, the 25% of Game fee revenue will be disbursed to Districts quarterly. Revenue from block fee (75%) is disbursed to WMA once is paid by the investor.
vi). Conflicting policies in land use which cause human- wildlife conflicts Cross cutting issues: PMO-RALG organized a stakeholders’ workshop to discuss how to resolve land use conflicts,
vii). Low level engagement of the private sector to foster investment in wildlife areas More than 90% of the investments in wildlife based tourism are owned by the private sector. Government formulated Private-Public Partnership Policy.
3. Progress made on the establishment of three Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) as was agreed in the JNRSR Meeting i.WAGA and UMEMARUWA proposed WMAs WD reviewed documents and comments submitted to the respective WMA. ii. JUHIWANGUMWA proposed WMA, Finalized Resource Management Zone Plan pending submission of documents to the Director of wildlife.
4. Budget allocation and Revenue Collection 2013/2014 In 2013/2014 FY, WD planned to spend TAS 10, 931,041,890.00 received TAS 3,106,535,350.12 (28% of the planned budget) In 2013/2014 FY, the WD planned to collect TAS 28,650,834,000.00 Actual revenue collected and submitted to treasury was TAS 12, 213, 078, 639.98 equivalents to 43% of the planned target However TAS 12.3 Billion were collect against TAS 16.4 projected by TWPF 75% of the planned target
5. Emerging Issues 2013/2014 Issues emerged in 2013/2014 FY includes: i.Increased poaching incidences particularly elephant poaching for ivory ii.Increased incidences of human-wildlife conflicts iii.Increased encroachment to protected areas
6. Proposed activities and performance Indicators For 2015 S/NFocus areasTarget Proposed performance indicators 1 Increasing protected area network Increase the number of Protected Areas by accomplishment of Gazetement of three proposed WMAs by June 2015. Three WMAs gazetted and CBOs endorsed to become Authorised Associations 2 Mitigating human- wildlife conflicts and control of problem animals Decreased incidences of predations and crop raiding by wildlife Improved relationships between local communities and protected areas management Payment Consolation to affected people monthly basis Number of people paid consolation
7. Priority Actions 2014/2015 FY S/No.Priority ActionIndicative target 1 To finalize preparation of National Anti poaching Strategy Strategy launched before November 2014 2 To launch the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) TAWA launched by June 2015 3To increase revenue collection by 2015 Increase revenue collection from TZS 28 to 38 Billion by 2015