AfricanBioServices is an EU-funded research project investigating Ecosystem Services in the Greater Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem in eastern Africa. The main aim of the research project is to understand how the ongoing climate change, human population growth and landuse change affect biodiversity and human well-being, and use this information to derive novel solutions for a future sustainable development.

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Illustration of climate change

Climate Change

Climate change represents a major threat to global biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. In the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, effects of climate change are particularly apparent in the form of increased variability and irregularity of rainfall.

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Illustration of population growth

Landuse Change

Agricultural and industrial development is modifying the way different areas are utilized, and in the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem the natural landscape is changing quickly.

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Human Population Growth

The African continent harbours the fastest growing human population in the world, and the pressure on natural resources in the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem is constantly increasing.

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Doctoral thesis on human-wildlife conflicts in the Ruaha-Rungwa Ecosystem in Tanzania

Human wildlife interactions pose challenges for humans living around wildlife protection areas. At the same time, they affect wildlife negatively, undermining conservation efforts. Kwaslema Malle Hariohay has studied human-wildlife interactions in the Ruaha-Rungwa Ecosystem in Tanzania as part of his doctoral work at NTNU. At June 6 he will defend his thesis.   Distance from

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