Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2017, Page: 9-19
Urban Community’s Participation in Conservation of Open Spaces: A Case of Dar es Salaam City
Ahmad Hassan, Department of Forest Economics, Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
Felister Mombo, Department of Forest Economics, Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
Received: Dec. 20, 2016;       Accepted: Jan. 5, 2017;       Published: Feb. 3, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20170201.12      View  2856      Downloads  111
Open spaces in cities like Dar es Salaam are facing problem of encroachment and conversion. Despite scholars’ recommendation on participatory approach in designing and execution of communities’ project to increase participation including Conservation of Open Spaces (COSP). The study used questionnaire survey and participatory approach tools to gather information. Results show that majority of the respondents are aware of specific types and functions of existing open spaces in the study area. In general, most respondents were willing to participate in COSP. Quality, benefits, education and duration of residence were factors positively influencing households’ willingness to participate in COSP.
Open Spaces, Encroachment, Conservation, Participation, Awareness, Household, Willingness
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Ahmad Hassan, Felister Mombo, Urban Community’s Participation in Conservation of Open Spaces: A Case of Dar es Salaam City, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 9-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20170201.12
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