Lake Tanganyika Project Document: Tanzania Component
The Trans-boundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) identified major trans-boundary threats confronting the four countries in their efforts to manage Lake Tanganyika and its Basin as: unsustainable fisheries, increasing pollution, excessive sedimentation and habitat destruction. The implications of these threats are the global loss of biodiversity, the loss of shared fisheries resources and the decline of water quality. The crosscutting barriers to addressing these threats are the lack of resources (including skills, infrastructure, institutions and funds), the lack of institutional coordination, poor enforcement of existing regulations, and few appropriate regulations for the management of the Lake To achieve the project objectives, a community based integrated catchment management will be instituted. This aims to empower communities to properly manage the land and wetlands for environment conservation purposes with the subsequent benefits of improving livelihoods, conserving biodiversity and maintaining the integrity of the lake Tanganyika. Specifically the project will develop local competencies in sustainable natural resources management within the lake catchment and promote conservation and biodiversity management by improving the human capacity to manage land resources. In compliance with the Land and national Water policy of Tanzania, these actions aim at empowering people at local level and involving them in all aspects of conservation programmes.
06 Apr 2010