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Title: Human-wildlife conflict in Murchison falls national park in Uganda: a proposed management development programme
Authors: Annet, Ssempala Night
Keywords: Human-wildlife conflict
Murchison falls
National park
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management.
Abstract: The title of the research was ‘Human-wildlife conflict management in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda: A proposed management development program’. The purpose of the research was help management of Murchison Falls National park to improve its performance in wildlife conflicts management and hence harmonize community —park relations. The overall objective of the research was to investigate the relationship between the extent of wildlife conflicts and the level of staff performance in Murchison Falls National Park. Specific objectives included, (1) To determine the demographic profiles of respondents; (2) To establish the level of staff performance; (3) To determine the extent of wildlife conflicts and (4)To determine if there was significant relationship between the level of staff performance and the extent of the wildlife conflicts. The study found out that the level of staff performance was just not good due to minimal management priority attached to wildlife conflicts management the extent of wildlife conflicts was high due to poor performance of staff and poor relationship between staff and community. A regression concluded that there was a relationship between staff performance and the extent of wildlife conflict. The need-based theory in conflict management, to which the study was based was proved true because wildlife needed resources (food) on private land, hence causing conflicts to people outside the protected area. The management of Murchison Falls National Park should improve its priority, preparedness and response to reported and un reported problem animal cases. By priority, managers should increase the morale and motivation of responsible staff and also make the program as a one of the daily activities and hence plan for it every day. Enough staff should be recruited; oriented and trained se~ aside on standby to attend to reported conflicts than looking for staff to deploy after conflict has already been reported. In response, the staff needed to respond urgently to all reported cases, and foil some of these cases before damages have been made. Wildlife conflict management should be taken as an adaptive management process that should among others include; information gathering, setting options, objectives, implementation of the options and monitoring impacts.
Description: A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research Kampala international university Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of business administration (NGO management)
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