Developing a Community Based Ecotourism Model at Lake Natron, Tanzania
Host Country Institutions:
EECDI Engaresero Eramatare Community Development Initiative, TAWA Tanzania Wildlife Authority, Ngorongoro (and Monduli & Longido) District Councils, TTB The Tanzania Tourism Board, TATO The Tanzania Association of Tourism Operators, HGF Honeyguide Foundation, Pinyinyi/Donyo Sambu Water Users Association
This demonstration project at Lake Natron Ramsar site , will improve livelihoods and biodiversity conservation through community eco-tourism and supporting natural resource decision making and management. It will raise awareness and address threats posed through water catchment damage, creating a replicable model for ecotourism at wetlands across East Africa.
The biodiversity, wetlands, and the livelihoods of local communities at Lake Natron are enhanced and protected, through sustainable community based ecotourism and water catchment management models.