SNAPP TEAM:Wildlife Corridor Restoration
What evidence is required for wildlife corridor restoration interventions in human-inhabited landscapes, and how do we include these in the restoration management process?

Natural wildlife movement corridors are being restored in fragmented landscapes to reconnect animal populations and restore wildlife habitats. This can benefit people, enhancing soil and water quality, and biodiversity. Another critical goal of corridor restoration is to reduce human-wildlife conflict by managing wildlife movement through village land. This working group will co-create interdisciplinary evidence that can inform tree restoration in agricultural landscapes in a way that balances the needs of people with the ecological targets of the restoration. The group will develop guidance on processes and tools that should be used when planning and implementing sustainable tree restoration projects in the rural tropics.


OUR APPROACH: In southern Tanzania, local NGO STEP is facilitating a pioneering restoration of the Kilombero Elephant Corridor for co-management by communities and government stakeholders. With this area as a case study, our team will use tools and data from natural and social sciences to document the realities of tree restoration interventions in the field. We will evaluate conflict hotspots, highlight critical data gaps and develop a bottom-up approach for restoration management in human-modified landscapes elsewhere.

Team Status: COMPLETED
Team Critical Challenge: Social Innovations
Trevor Jones
Southern Tanzania Elephant Program
Andrew Marshall
University of Sunshine Coast Australia & Reforest Africa
Marion Pfeifer
Newcastle University
Deo Shirima
Sokoine University of Agriculture / Reforest Africa
Lauren Barnes
Newcastle University
Laura Braunholtz
Newcastle University
Sergio Guerreiro-Milheiras
Newcastle University
Roy Hinde
Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Severin Kalonga
World Wildlife Fund
Christina Kibwe
Tanzania National Parks Authority
Margherita Lala
University of Leeds
Hermann Lyatu
Reforest Africa
Henry Mbele
Illovo - Kilombero Sugar Company
Charles Mchuwa
Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) Kibaha
Charles Meshack
Tanzania Forest Conservation Group
Anthony Mhagama
Abel Peter Mtui
Udzungwa Mountains National Park - TANAPA
Arafat Mtui
Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre
Joseph Mwalugelo
Southern Tanzania Elephant Program
Richard Nchasi
Associazione Mazingira
Zarah Pattison
University of Stirling and Newcastle University
Susannah Sallu
Leeds University
Stephen Rushton
Newcastle University
Chira Schouten
TNC Northern Tanzania
Josephine Smit
Stirling University and Southern Tanzania Elephant Program
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