Muganda Michael Mutaka

  Muganda Michael Mutaka (Lecturer)

  Department: Wildlife Management

  P.O. Box: 3073

  Phone: +255 23 2601376

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  Research Area: Ballistics, Tourism, Community Based Tourism, criminology and Wildlife Law

 

 


Biography:

Muganda Michael is Lecturer at the Department of Wildlife Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. He is currently doing his PhD on Conservation conflicts at Ghent University, Belgium. His primary research interests include themes as biodiversity conservation, Pro-poor tourism, conservation and development, community based tourism and community based wildlife conservation. Michael is finishing a research project on Conservation conflicts in Tanzania’s National Parks: a case of Saadani National Park. His earlier research project in the same area explored the Status and Ecology of Sokoke pipit in Zaraninge forest, Tanzania. Michael has been involved in a number of research projects undertaken by his Department.


  Muganda Michael Mutaka (Lecturer)

  Department: Wildlife Management

  P.O. Box: 3073

  Phone: +255 23 2601376

  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Research Area: Ballistics, Tourism, Community Based Tourism, criminology and Wildlife Law

 

 


Biography:

Muganda Michael is Lecturer at the Department of Wildlife Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. He is currently doing his PhD on Conservation conflicts at Ghent University, Belgium. His primary research interests include themes as biodiversity conservation, Pro-poor tourism, conservation and development, community based tourism and community based wildlife conservation. Michael is finishing a research project on Conservation conflicts in Tanzania’s National Parks: a case of Saadani National Park. His earlier research project in the same area explored the Status and Ecology of Sokoke pipit in Zaraninge forest, Tanzania. Michael has been involved in a number of research projects undertaken by his Department.


Academic profile

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:Master Degree in Tourism Management 2009, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
BSc. Degree in Wildlife Management 2003, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Research interest:Tourism management, Community - Based tourism, Sustainable tourism, Pro-poor tourism, Tourism and community development, Wildlife management, rural livelihoods and Biodiversity conservation, Conservation and Development

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Muganda, M. (2013). Local community involvement and participation in tourism development in Tanzania. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN No.978-3-659-42954-5
  • Muganda, M., Mgonja, T. J. and Backman, K. F (2013). Desires of community participation in tourism development decision-making process: A case study of Barabarani, Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania. AmericanJournal of Tourism Research, Vol.2, No. 1, 84-94
  • Muganda, M., Sirima, A. and Ezra, P. M (2013). The role of local communities in tourism development: a grassroots perspective from Tanzania, Journal of Human Ecology, Vol. 41, No. 1, 53-66
  • Muganda, M., Sirima, A., Moshy, B. and Mkumbo, P. (2012). Sharing tourism benefits with the local community: a business perspective from the grassroots in Tanzania, Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management Vol. 5 No. 3, 239-251
  • Muganda, M., Sahli, M. and Smith, K. (2010). Tourism’s contribution to Poverty alleviation: a community perspective from Tanzania, Development Southern Africa Journal, Vol.27, No.5, 629-646Modest, R.B, Maganga, S.L.S, Hassan, S.N, Mariki, S.B, Muganda, M. (2010). Population structure and exploitation of three commercial tree species in Nguru ya ndege forest reserve, Morogoro – Tanzania, Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, Vol. 3, No. 3, 41-48Silayo, D.A., M.C.T. Tarimo, Amini R.E. Kweka and Muganda, M. (2006). Impacts of human induced activities on species composition and diversity in Miombo Woodlands of Bagamoyo district, Tanzania, Journal of Korean Association of African Studies Vol. 2: 223-243

 

Students Supervision

STUDENTS SUPERVISION:

 

Research & Consultancy

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY:

    • January 2007-Dec. 2010: Advancing Conservation in a Social Context (ACSC): Working in a World of Trade-offs. A Project Funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    • June 2008-Dec. 2013: Wildlife Population Ecology and Human-Wildlife Interactions in and Around Saadani National Park Project, Tanzania. Funded by VLIR, Belgium
    • Oct. 2007 –March 2012: EKOSIASA Project: Political Ecology of Wildlife and Forest Governance in Tanzania. Funded by NUFU, Norway
    • Grant from the Conservation Leadership Programme for the project Status and Ecology of Sokoke pipit in Zaraninge forest, Tanzania as co-PI