Shortcomings of Linkages between Environmental Conservation Initiatives and Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania

"This study has established many potential links between environmental conservation, economic activities and poverty alleviation. The economic activities can be both at a commercial scale and at a subsistence level. We have established that agricultural based commercial enterprises that provide employment and boost the local and national economies are not sustainable without conserving the environment that forms the source of water. Conservation measures around such enterprises also protects them against flooding and other environmental calamities. Yet, it was noted that despite these linkages such economic investments do not support the environmental conservation initiatives."