Cultivation and Conservation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  title={Cultivation and Conservation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania},
  author={Randall B. Boone and Kathleen A Galvin and Philip K. Thornton and David M. Swift and Michael B. Coughenour},
  journal={Human Ecology},
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), Tanzania, contains renowned wildlife, an expanding human population, and cultivation by Maasai agro-pastoralists and non-Maasai agriculturalists. We used integrated assessments to explore some effects of cultivation on livestock, resident wildlife, and people. Using a Landsat image from 2000, we mapped 3,967 ha [9,803 acres (ac)] of cultivation within NCA, or 39.7 km2 of the 8,283 km2 conservation area. Using integrative ecosystem (Savanna) and household… 

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